[Popcon-developers] Bug#632438: popcon wrongly claims to be anonymous

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Mon Oct 29 09:13:38 UTC 2012

On Mon, 2012-10-29 at 09:57 +0100, Helmut Grohne wrote:

> Imo the default for popcon should be only listing packages that
> originate from Debian. Everything else is none of our business.

I strongly disagree with this. The unknown packages index of popcon is
one of the most useful parts of it. It is useful sorting RFPs by number
of existing users on wnpp.debian.net. It is useful because all the
derivatives other than Ubuntu are currently submitting to popcon.d.o,
many of them include new packages that we might want to package and it
would be a good idea to gauge popularity before doing so. They also
reveal the extent to which Debian is not meeting the needs of our users
as well as the extent to which Debian users use external non-free
packages. IMO restricting the package set needs to be an explicit choice
on the part of the user.


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