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Re: Bug#167921: ITP: httrack -- offline browser : copy websites toyour computer

On Sun, Nov 10, 2002 at 12:50:49AM +0100, Nick Name wrote:
> On Sat, 9 Nov 2002 13:17:24 -0600
> Steve Langasek <vorlon@netexpress.net> wrote:

> > The question "why do we need another one?" should always be asked, and
> >  unless there are problems with the functionality provided by the
> >  existing package, "I don't want to use that one" is a piss-poor
> >  excuse for expanding the archive.

> That's not true. Everything that works well and is GPL is entitled to be
> packaged for debian.

Um, I don't think any software is *entitled* to be packaged for Debian.
There's plenty of free software which is insecure, or
unmaintainable/badly written, or that does what it was intended to do
very well but is ill-conceived.  There are many reasons why a piece of
software might "work well" but be unfit for packaging.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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