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Re: Bug#468183: ITP: monkey -- small webserver based on the HTTP/1.1 protocol

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 08:02:39PM -0600, William Pitcock wrote:
> Debian is about having the possibility of choosing between many options
> for the same thing

No, Debian is *about* having a *good*, free operating system.

Having lots of choices is a side effect of Debian's organization, it's not
what Debian is *about*.

> Why does a package need to clarify what's different about it than others
> like it? 

Er, if that's not explained, how in the world is any user supposed to make a
choice among the options?

If there's no difference among the options, why should we release all of
them, adding to the security and QA burden of the distribution?

> It seems to me as if you are trying to get people to justify the
> packages they want to work on.

No - only to justify the inclusion of those packages in Debian.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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