New tags for biology and medicine.
tillea at rki.de
Thu Sep 6 07:03:43 UTC 2007
On Wed, 5 Sep 2007, Benjamin Mesing wrote:
> Sorry, I can't really follow your thoughts here, do you vote against a
> fine-grained tagging?
For the moment and regarding the existing package set I do not think that the
proposed fine grained tagging is necessary.
> * clean separation
> * you keep the full expressivity of the main vocabulary (i.e. you
> can add tags into the other facets like works-with, made-of...)
> * additional administrative overhead for hosting the tag database
> * additional overhead for users of this tag database, which must
> be enabled one way or another
> * tagging infrastructure must be provided (or happen centrally by
> the Debian-med team)
This is exactly what I expected. So I personally will not spend my time
into a separate DebTags set because the disadvantages are in my eyes by
far higher than the advantages.
> Sure, I am not saying that we actually *need* the level of detail there,
> but that eventually the same level of detail will arise in the other
> areas, which will bloat the vocabulary.
IMHO bloating the vocabulary is something we should definitely avoid.
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