@sir One vital need operating system package repositories fill in my opinion is to keep the riff-raff, the unmantained toy projects written for educational purposes and forgotten about, out. And indexing them so apps can ask you to install the software they need, I wish more browsers did this!
I've read an anti-opensource article which in large part seemed more to be against these uncurated repos.
Why do people think computers have solved this problem? They're doing a poor job!
For people who care about, support, or build Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS).