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Re: Need for launchpad

On Fri, Jan 13, 2006 at 08:34:33PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Matt Zimmerman <mdz@ubuntu.com> writes:

> > I can't agree.  From the sound of this and other threads, there are a number
> > of folks who are unlikely to be satisfied with any behavior on the part of
> > the Ubuntu project or its members.  Fortunately, there are others who are
> > actively cooperating to the mutual benefit of the two projects.

> Really, it's very easy.  I would be satisfied if both of the following
> were done:

> Every time you find a bug in an Ubuntu package, make some effort to
> determine if it is Ubuntu-specific or might rather affect all Debian
> users.  If it is not Ubuntu-specific, then file a bug report, and
> optionally, a patch, in the Debian BTS.

Which might be ideal, but I don't think it's realistic to ask that they do
this for *every* bug they find.

> Every Ubuntu package should have a different Maintainer unless the
> Debian maintainer has agreed to be the Maintainer of the Ubuntu
> package as well.  The Ubuntu package should, of course, continue to
> give credit to the upstream Debian maintainer, but not by designating
> that individual as the Maintainer in the Ubuntu package.

Which is not something that most Debian developers seem to be hung up on;
and some maintainers seem to prefer to be credited in the packages.

So if this is what it takes to satisfy you, I suspect you're going to have
to live with your dissatisfaction.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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