The question came up if static content like websites should be packaged.
I created a package for anarchism which is basically a website scraped as HTML and also converted to Markdown. Debian and AUR has it packaged and it’s quiet popular, but more as a meme. Some people wear t-shirts with “apt install anarchism” and the funny part is that the package actually exists.
I have always found it strange that Debian packages this. Can’t someone just browse the website?
But the same question can apply to documentation like the NixOS manual or man pages.
I actually always use the online NixOS manual instead of the locally installed.
What do you think?
Do we need a policy if such resources should be packaged? Would it bother you if someone packaged such resources?