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[bug#31307] [PATCH] Add MAT, the Metadata Anonymisation Toolkit from Bou

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: [bug#31307] [PATCH] Add MAT, the Metadata Anonymisation Toolkit from Boum
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:06:32 +0200
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Leo Famulari <address@hidden> skribis:

> I see two different issues here:
> 1) The project is unmaintained (last release 2016) and the underlying
> platform (Python 2) will become unmaintained in January 2020.
> I think these maintenance issues are not a blocker in this case. We
> package lots of software that has been basically abandoned for longer
> than MAT. Its source repo saw activity in March. On this subject, we
> should think about building from HEAD since those new commits will
> probably never be "released".
> 2) The software is not guaranteed to achieve its goals.
> I think the idea of "anonymizing" a file is always going to be
> manifested as a goal rather than a full solution. No matter the level of
> upstream maintenance, anonymity can never be guaranteed.
> So, I think it's okay to add the package with a big warning in the
> description, maybe even saying something scary like "only recommended
> for educational and research activity".

Sounds reasonable to me.

Chris, what would you like to do with this package?


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