Bug#508733: www.debian.org: No weblinks to project homepages in packages.debian.org
There are no external web links to the official project home pages of
package on http://packages.debian.org. I do not see why the Debian
should obscure the originators of the packages and I do not think that
there is any rational reason. Without these links you also do not know
where you can download the current source code without downloading the
deb file. Furthermore Debian takes credit for the packages/programmes
without having created them.
Ubuntu for example provides such links (see e. g.
http://packages.ubuntu.com/intrepid/gnome/abiword) but Debian does not.
Also other distributions do not provide such links but I think Debian
could be a pattern to these distributions.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-6-686
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)