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Bug#48045: normal and non-US names

On Fri, Sep 21, 2001 at 02:28:47AM +1000, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> The 'normal' component by itself should be called 'crippled'.
> 'Crippled': A damaged or defective object or device.

Software in main that is damaged or defective should be fixed or removed.

Surely we've got better things to do than waste time and energy fixing
things that fundamentally aren't broken. (Consider the amount of time
changing the name "non-US" to anything else would use up on the part
of ftpmasters (changing the archive and archive management software),
developers (reuploading every non-US package with all the instances of
non-US replaced with whatever new name is decided upon -- which will be
needed to ensure autobuilding works), and users (fixing apt repositories),
and then compare it to the benefit (possibly propogating a nebulous
sense of dissatisfaction with some laws)).


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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