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Re: Bug#851306: ITP: freebayes -- Bayesian haplotype-based polymorphism discovery and genotyping

On January 15, 2017 7:32:32 AM EST, Andreas Tille <tille@debian.org> wrote:
>Hi Scott,
>On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 04:09:01PM -0500, Scott Kitterman wrote:
>> "freebayes" seems like a very generic name for something specific to
>such a 
>> narrow field.  Maybe freebayes-genetic-variance or some such instead.
>I fully agree with your generic name consideration.  The software is
>well known in this work field anyway so I'm hesitating a bit to rename
>it.  Would you consider this a strong issue that needs to be discussed
>with upstream or is it in a "not nice but acceptable" status?

I think it should be discussed with upstream, but we have broader namespace considerations that they may not understand or care about.

As long as a package search for freebayes returns this in the result set, I don't think it's critical to have the package name match exactly the upstream name.

Not wearing my FTP team hat for this, consider it as a comment from another DD.

Scott K

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