Quoting Faidon Liambotis (2017-08-04 13:57:10) > On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 03:53:13PM +0100, Jonas Smedegaard wrote: >> Long description includes a paragraph starting with the following: >> >>> Cert Spotter is also available as a hosted service by SSLMate that >>> requires zero setup [...] >> >> That paragraph is irrelevant for this package - please drop it. > > This is a tricky case indeed and I can see both sides of this. > > I lean towards keeping it though, for the following reasons: > > - It is somewhat relevant to the package: it's useful to know that one > can instead use a hosted version of the software, which by the way > is free for up to 5 domains, without going through the trouble of > setting it up. > > - If one has more domains than that, they can either switch to > certspotter, or they can pay for the commercial service, and in > doing so, pay the bills for the author of this software. The author > essentially open-sourced the software that powers his small > business, and I see nothing wrong with him profiting from it. > > - It is part of the original description of the author. Me explicitly > going against their wishes and removing that harmless sentence could > be seen as offensive and antagonizing them. > > At worst, this is "irrelevant" as you put it, but it's just an extra > sentence. At best, it's somewhat helpful to users, and potentially > helpful to us maintaining a good relationship with our upstream and > them profiting a tiny bit from producing free software.
I agree the sentence helps upstream get food on the table. I understand how someon in need of computing tools might go elsewhere than Debian for satisfying their needs. But I fail to recognize how any of above is helpful for *our* users - whom by definition use Debian! Package descriptions is not a billboard for advertisements. - Jonas -- * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt * Tlf.: +45 40843136 Website: http://dr.jones.dk/ [x] quote me freely [ ] ask before reusing [ ] keep private
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