I am Laszlo's sponsor.
On 09/28/2011 05:01 PM, Simon McVittie wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Sep 2011 at 16:38:11 +0200, Laszlo Kajan wrote:
>> Without the funding received based on the usage statistics you contribute by
>> installing this package none of the packages on Debian could have been made
>> available to you at no cost.
> I'm pretty sure that's not true. None of the PredictProtein packages, maybe...
The wording of the package's description leaves some room for optimisation.
> Would data from the normal popularity-contest package be enough for your
> usage statistics?
Upstream (the group Laszlo works in) thinks "no". I am sponsoring the package
since there is no hidden activity, and the contribution to the statistics is
completely voluntary, even the reminder can be switched off with a mere "touch".
This sounds fair enough to me.
I appreciated the separation of that counting facility into its own package
and anticipate its development into a PP-independent library.
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