On Wednesday 03 November 2010 15:14 Petter Reinholdtsen wrote: > [Jürgen Leibner] > > > One point here is for sure, that people do only know that about > > packages, they use for their own No one alone is in my opinion able > > to say for every package, if it is useless or not. This is what > > every user should decide for his own purpose of use > > Well, this mindset is completely bogus when it come to the Debian Edu > / Skolelinux project. This project is about _us_, the developers, > helping schools to find the best tools for use in schools, and that > means that _we_ select among the 30 000 packages available in Debian > and recommend to the schools and admins which packages to use _by > installing them by default_ in our distribution. > > Not doing this selection and claiming it have to be left to each user > is doing the user a serious dis-service, and completely failing the > goal of the Debian Edu project. We need to be brave enough to pick > the packages we believe in and skip the rest, to make sure the > teachers, admins and our users can save the time required to do so. My answer was related to the question: " Why is it that no-one is willing to spend time evaluating the packages we install today, to see if they all make sense?" That we select the packages is right and wanted. But maybe I choosed the wrong words to explain, that everyone making a decision does it on a couple of informations. The rule is normaly to make decisions founded on as much informations as available and with highest grade of quality available. Such informations are for example the users knowledge of the software in detail usecases. So it is a kind of raising the quality of the decision, which packege should be dropped or not, to use the users knowledge. I'm not a teacher and I don't know really what package fits better than the other. If I had to choose, I can take time and take a look at he packages 'in action', ask others, investigate in the www or throw a coin to decide. Gree tings, Jürgen Leibner -- email@example.com GnuPG Key ID: 0x9CD43E5A Finger-Print: D0BC A628 A265 2FF9 A9CC 4D69 F59C 59BA 9CD4 3E5A
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