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Re: [directory-discuss] Antifeatures - Blacklist

From: David Hedlund
Subject: Re: [directory-discuss] Antifeatures - Blacklist
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 23:28:25 +0100
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On 2016-12-16 23:24, Ian Kelling wrote:

On Fri, Dec 16, 2016, at 02:18 PM, David Hedlund wrote:
On 2016-12-16 23:14, Ian Kelling wrote:
On Wed, Dec 7, 2016, at 03:31 AM, David Hedlund wrote:
I just added a new section:

I added "Web of Trust - WOT" to it.

Is there anything else that we should add there?

Per our guidelines, software with malware is not included in the
directory and should be treated the same way as other software which is
rejected for inclusion. Thus, it should not have a place in the
anti-features page. For the same reason, blacklist should not be an
anti-feature. I'm removing it.

I think it would be useful to blacklist well known proprietary software
in case anyone try to add entries for them.
What do we do now? Afaik, if someone tries to add a hopelessly bad
package,, we delete the page, but the page still exists showing the
reason it was deleted. I think that works good to let people know. It
also makes the anti-features page simpler and clearer for people to
understand if it's for pages which still meet our guidelines, and can
still be useful, but want to warn people about.
The problem with excluding a blacklist is that it won't be possible to re-use the list that otherwise could be shared to the developers of free GNU/Linux distros, the help them keep their distros free.

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