Jive prejudices

scratch65535 at att.net scratch65535 at att.net
Sun Oct 23 19:51:35 UTC 2016

[Default] On Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:32:00 +0200, Martin Waschbüsch
<martin at waschbuesch.de> wrote:

>> Am 23.10.2016 um 20:00 schrieb scratch65535 at att.net:
>> For policy, I'd suggest the creation of a flag "Socially
>> deprecated" that would leave it in the tree but clue people up
>> that there's potentially something unsavory about it.
>As others have already said, it is unlikely that we could come up with a definition of 'unsavory' that is universally accepted.
>Also, I doubt that anything technical we could come up with could adequately address this issue as it is not technical in nature.
>I propose that no classification whatsoever be implemented.
>If at all necessary, we could have a disclaimer stating that it is no endorsement of any kind whatsoever if a piece of software is in the ports tree.

We wouldn't need to come up with a definition:  merely flagging
it with "socially deprecated" would suffice.  Or, I suppose, we
could paraphrase Ed Dijkstra's (in)famous editor and flag them
"Port considered harmful" :-)

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