Re: Canonical's business model
Manoj Srivastava writes ("Re: Canonical's business model"):
> What would I *like* to see? Well, that they treat me like I
> treat my upstreams; I triage bug reports, I keep feature specific
> patches separate, I submit these feature requests to upstream BTS,
> or upstream author, depending on their preference. I triage, confirm,
> and pass along bug reports to upstream BTS, with any additional data
> that can serve to shine a light on the actual problem.
Quite so. This is what I personally try to do (whether I'm working on
Ubuntu or on some local mutation of a Debian package).
> In other words, I would like to see people downstream treat me
> like I treat my upstream.
I know that not all Ubuntu developers do this and I think that's a
shame. (This is one of many problems exacerbated by the lack of good
process documentation in Ubuntu.) Not only is that bad for Debian,
and so unneighbourly, it's only a short-term gain in effort anyway -
doing a good job of feeding patches upstream is the most effective way
of reducing one's own maintenance effort.
(wearing Ubuntu hat just at the moment)