Re: Proposal for removal of mICQ package
>>>>> In article <[🔎] email@example.com>, Remi VANICAT
>>>>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> It's not a privilege. The privilege is the other way out (that is
> upstream to let debian distribute his software).
Really? I fail to see it as a one way street: upstream
authors deserve respect for coding free software. and the
integrators deserve respect for packaging, integrating software into
the rest of the system, and helping resolve bugs. While using free
software is a privilege, so is getting your software a wider
audience by integration into Debian;
However, most of the respect earned by the upstream author
has been eroded by the trojanned DOS attack; and the respect for
upstreams work does not go so far anyway for Debian to grovel to
include free software no matter what (we reserve the right not to
include software in Debian, and we may even throw out software we
deem to have insufficient quality [aka too buggy to package].
Cloning is the sincerest form of flattery.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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