Re: [ad-hominem construct deleted]
> You do realize that your work is out there for anyone to take and to
> modify. I agree that for the modified packages it should be more clear
> that the package has been modified by ubuntu and the maintainer or some
And why isn't this done? It's so simple to do. I would prefer to know about MY
package in ubuntu before some user contacts me.
> other field should reflect that. But again, some people are offended if
> the maintainer field is changed to something ubuntu specific for the
> modified packages. As before it's not an easy task, you get burnt if you
> go either way.
Wait a moment, just to clarify this, you mean if you take a Debian package
change it for Ubuntu and let's say add your name to the maintainer field but
also add an additional X-Debian-Mantainer field (for example) that lists the
original maintainer, this will offend some fellow Debian maintainers? Anyone
care to tell me why?
But still, I have no problem with my name in the Ubuntu packages, but I'd
expect to know about this BEFORE it gets published.
> And about pulling the changes, did you notice these:
> Ubuntu side:
Whow! No, noone ever told me that I have an entry there that looks like it is
my entry but instead is created and kept up-to-date by someone else without
even caring to tell me. Sorry, but this is not the way I would treat anyone.
> you should easily be able to pull changes to your packages from there,
> if you feel like it. A good indicator that your package has been
> modifies in ubuntu is the string ubuntu in the package version.
Right I just tried this, but found that I have to diff the diffs to find the
changes. Or did I miss something.
Again, this is not against Ubuntu, the distribution, but I would expect a
different treatment of upstream authors. I wrote some pieces of software that
are available with all/most Linux distributions. Noone told me about this
either, but I'm fine with it because they all tell people that I am the
upstream and they did the packaging.
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