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Ubuntu-originated packages in Debian (Re: ubuntu keyring?)

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 01:18:10PM +0200, Didier Raboud wrote:
> Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > I think that this is one of the reasons why Ubuntu packages often don't
> > make their way into Debian: Debian developers expect Ubuntu to do it
> > themselves, and Ubuntu developers can't do it without help.
> While I agree largely, I'd like to point out that the needed "help" is 
> "just" finding somebody with upload rights to build and upload a prepared 
> package, while the whole work of preparing a package conforming to Debian 
> policies can be done without those rights.
> Then, sure it can be hard to find a sponsor, but I am sure we could make a 
> good use of the -derivatives mailing list.
> So maybe it's just a perception bias, don't know.

Perhaps, but it's easy to see the reverse perspective too:

The needed "help" is navigating the sociopolitical environment of Debian to
find someone with the needed privileges and motivation who will handle the
uploads.  The preparation of the package confirming to policies is
*already done* (it exists in Ubuntu)!

 - mdz

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