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Re: lintian & linda

Hi Bernd,

* [ 10-04-05 - 20:28 ] Bernd Eckenfels <ecki@lina.inka.de> wrote: 
>  In article <20050410172706.GB4560@ngolde.de> you wrote:
>  > Ok thats a reason. But why not merge these projects now? I
>  > really recommend this because in my opinion this are two
>  > projects which do the same job twice which is in my eyes
>  > contraproductive.
>  Actually that is how open source works. I often also feel that this
>  duplicate work, most often driven by personal preferences is wasted time,
>  but then I get out my Kathedral and Bazaar book and read it again and come
>  to the conclushion that competition and alternatives are good (in the long
>  term).

Sure, but only if two projects have at least some differences; in 'The
Cathedral and the Bazaar' popclient becomes fetchmail.

Whenever someone submits an ITP for the software A, whose functionality 
is already provided in Debian by B, the standard question is "Why is A 
better than B? From your long description it is not clear which are the 
aspect that make them different."


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