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Re: Work-needing packages report for Sep 6, 2002

On Wed, 11 Sep 2002 00:15, Martin Wheeler wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Sep 2002, Michael Stone wrote:
> >  a package removed
> > from the current archive will still be available in its previous
> > incarnation, should someone want to pick it up (or install the old
> > unmaintained crap.)
> I'm puzzled.
> Why is unmaintained == crap ?
> Every day, I use a a reasonably complex package of perl scripts which to my
> knowledge has not been maintained since 1996.  Because it works.  And it
> most certainly isn't crap.  Even if Perl has advanced quite a bit in that
> time. And it isn't in Debian because of licensing funnies; but if it had
> been you're saying it would have been junked by now because it's
> unmaintained? And I would have had to have found something else to replace
> it, if I didn't want to maintain it myself?

If maintaining it doesn't actually require any work as you suggest, then why 
would you object to being the maintainer?

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