Re: Bug#484009: removed bugs are marked as 'obsolete'
On Wed June 4 2008 00:59:15 Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> a broken software, or an inadequate one is more a problem to
> me than not having it in Debian. Debian is about quality, not
(1) Pierre thus asserts IMPERFECT PACKAGE < MISSING PACKAGE.
(2) To a user who wishes to use a working feature of an imperfect
package, Debian is better with the imperfect package than
without: MISSING PACKAGE < IMPERFECT PACKAGE < PERFECT PACKAGE.
This is true even if the imperfect package has an avoidable
publicized security bug.
(3) The Debian Social Contract strongly supports user empowerment,
e.g. "We will place their interests first in our priorities."
(4) Therefore, the laudable but minor goal of reducing clutter is not
a DSC-compatible reason for ignoring users' interests.