Re: Quarteryearly reminder (ftpmaster delaying installation)
On Tue, 23 Apr 2002, Joey Hess wrote:
> It is one thing for a debian developer to package what he deems
> reasonable, after appropriate ITP messages, and quite another for a
> debian developer to fork a core component of debian, which is a debian
> native package. I for one am glad that the ftp admins seem to be leery
> of giving this fork any legitimacy, although I wish they could be more
> transparent about it.
If I remember right the original intention was not to fork but to insert
some patches. Forking is the usual alternative in the free software world
if patches are just ignored. If I understand Michael right he would
really love not to fork.
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