Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: question about static pages
Per-se, not necessarily all that much. For example, you automatically get permissions on the package instance, which may or may not be useful to you (in the past it has been useful for me). But more importantly, packages are the standard way to organize anything in OpenACS, so unless you have a good reason not to, IMO you should always put all your own custom stuff into a package. At the very least, I've never seen putting custom stuff into a package be a drawback, so the easier question to answer is "Why not put it into a package?" Usually the answer is there is no reason why not, so you might as well do it.