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Re: Updating the policy for conflicting binaries names ? [was: Re: Re: New package netgen-lvs with binary /usr/bin/netgen - already taken]




On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 09:18:13PM +0100, Chris Lamb wrote:
> Dear Adrian,

Dear Chris,

> > This is fake news.
> 
> Please try and avoid casual use of this term on Debian lists.
> 
> Whilst I understand your meaning and intentions, the term has now been
> so overused and overapplied and has been evacuated of all useful
> meaning.
> 
> Indeed, its use now appears to only distract & unnecessarily antagonise
> readers and should probably be considered an illegal move in civilised
> or otherwise productive conversation.

I thought this would would have been less offensive than the normal
"This is a lie." when a statement is the exact opposite of the
truth (compare [1] with the claim "no upstream release since 2013"), 
but as non-native speaker I accept your explanation that I was wrong
on that.

> Best wishes,

cu
Adrian

[1] ftp://ftp.unixusers.net/src/fdclone/

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