Debtags for defining the minimal age that a program can generally be used

Andreas Tille andreas at
Wed Sep 11 20:37:33 UTC 2013

Hi Miriam,

On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 01:54:57PM +0200, Miriam Ruiz wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 05, 2013 at 11:00:23PM +0200, Miriam Ruiz wrote:
> > > The first thing I would like to do is to classify the games that might be
> > > appropriate for kids of different ages, and based on that build the rest.
> >
> > I think you should not "serialise" your plan that way.  If you really
> > want to get this DebTags idea as "first thing" done and the support
> > would remain that way you might end up in a dead-end street.
> >
> >

> I'm not sure I understand what you mean. Currently debtags are powerful
> enough to extract lists from the archive and work from there, so I think it
> would be a good way to automatize things.

My remark was *not* about DebTags technique but about your personal
workflow.  You said: "The first thing I would like to do".  I think if
you want to start with "The second thing" only *after* the DebTags
thingy is solved the advance of the project would be *very* slow.  So
you DebTags idea is interesting but I would "parallelise" my personal
workflow with other things. :-)
> Yup. the problem here is that if we're dealing with developmental or
> physiological objective classification, that classification can be
> reasonably assumed to apply to kids throughout different cultures, whereas
> if we are also dealing with moral classification (violence, nudity,
> religion, profanity, whatever), that would not only depend on the culture,
> but also on the parent's values.

Ben Armstrong had some clue how to make some classification and IMHO
this is the only chance for an objective classification.
> > I have the gut feeling that this could work out somehow.
> I would like some input from Enrico or from people from the debtags mailing
> list too, to see what they might think about this, and if there's a
> possibility to make it work. That's essentially one of the things I was
> hoping as a feedback to my original email.

You should expect some delay / send some ping to the debtags list
because it is not very active since some years[1].

Kind regards




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