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Re: Bug#691624: ITP: dput-ng -- next generation Debian package upload tool

On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 01:19:31PM -0400, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 12:25 PM, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > If not, why are you claiming to replace their code? It's fine to be
> > writing "something else" to replace older code; but it's fairly rude to
> > be claiming that whatever you're writing is the "next generation" of
> > that older code
> Any rewrite will be a "next generation" of the previous thing.

Wrong. It will be a new thing, not related to the previous thing.

> I don't see the harm in calling things what they actually are.

It's rude.

> There were probably some hurt feelings on the Star Trek staff when
> Star Trek: TNG came around, but that's not sufficient justification to
> stop the writers of that show from calling it what they wanted to call
> it.

This is totally irrelevant to the discussion at hand.

Even so:
- The "next generation" in TNG is about the characters (who are a
  generation younger than the original series), not about the show.
- The original guy who came up with the original star trek was also
  involved with TNG.

Copyshops should do vouchers. So that next time some bureaucracy requires you
to mail a form in triplicate, you can mail it just once, add a voucher, and
save on postage.

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