On fredagen den 29 februari 2008, William Pitcock wrote: > On Thu, 2008-02-28 at 18:47 -0600, Gunnar Wolf wrote: > > Even there, it looks very much like other "very small" webservers, > > such as boa, bozohttpd, cherokee, fnord, lighttpd, micro-httpd, > > mini-httpd or thttpd. What does it do better than any of them? Or > > worse? Or different? > > Why does a package need to clarify what's different about it than others > like it? Debian is about having the possibility of choosing between many > options for the same thing e.g. openssh, dropbear for sshd, 12 different > httpd options, etc. > > Package descriptions should stick to positive aspects of the package, > and not try to draw comparisons towards other packages. IMO. You seem to think that being the maintainer of a package in Debian means marketing it among competing packages, trying to sell it to the user with fluffy sales talk. If so, you couldn't be more wrong. Being a maintainer means cooperating with other maintainers to deliver a free software distribution that is as good as possible as a whole. That means helping the user choose among similar packages by pointing out not only the strengths but also the limitations and weaknesses. -- Magnus Holmgren firstname.lastname@example.org (No Cc of list mail needed, thanks)
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