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Re: forking source: dcc

* Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au> [2004-07-17 12:21]:
> > 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.

Oh, sure.  What I meant was that a different name should be taken for
the package than what upstream uses.  I don't think you should put
"dcc" with that name in Debian when the intention is to fork from the
original dcc.  If this was the case, people might hear about the dcc
tool, then see that "dcc" is in Debian, start using it and realize
that it's not the dcc they wanted after all.

> 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.

Sure, I agree, but there is a large difference between a program
deviating from upstream over time and someone clearly starting with
the intentions of creating a fork.
Martin Michlmayr

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