Bug#412437: Ubuntu has packages.
It seems that Ubuntu guys managed to get packages of songbird, as it
is seen in Launchpad bug #94494
I suppose they will package it as Songbird, and I guess that we should
change the name (as in firefox/iceweasel) but their package can be a
great start to merge efforts.
Also, I'd vote for git+topgit, as you would be able to easily branch
upstream sources and keep local brand patches clean)
José Carlos García Sogo