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Re: Bug#219582: ITP: linux -- Linux 2.4 kernel

This one time, at band camp, Andrew Suffield wrote:
>On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 11:58:46AM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 09, 2003 at 10:43:49PM +0100, Eduard Bloch wrote:
>> > > 1) You said before you were concerned about my package occupiing the package
>> > > namespace in the archive. The fact that you don't like the name of my package
>> > > proves your previous argument was intentionaly bogus.
>> > 
>> > The fact of the too generic package name was mentioned before within
>> > other arguments against your "linux" package.
>> How many software programs called "linux" are around?
>Dozens. Lots of people have created variations on the theme of
>"linux". You're not even talking about packaging the one released from
>kernel.org, you're talking about creating your own fork (vis. patches
>to make it work on different architectures).

In the context of Debian, does that make software such as 'larch' and
'blootbot' forks of their upstream?  Of course not.

There are already several forks of the Linux kernel in Debian anyway.
Robert wishes to attempt to unify them, does that not grant him use of the
name 'linux'?

jaq@debian.org                               http://people.debian.org/~jaq

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