Re: forking source: dcc
On Sat, 17 Jul 2004 09:15, Martin Michlmayr <email@example.com> wrote:
> * Dan Weber <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2004-07-16 13:58]:
> > Since all of these problems need attention, is it fair that we could
> > fork dcc for debian?
> No, if you want to fork a program, do it outside of Debian and package
> the fork.
What is the difference?
A DD may choose to use Debian as the primary distribution point for the source
of a program that they are developing. If that program is a fork of someone
else's program then it's a Debian fork.
Programs which are forked in Debian include PAM, cron, and sysvinit is coming
close. I think it would be better for everyone if we just acknowledged
what's happened and call these Debian forks.
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