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Re: Ubuntu packages for Debian

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 05:26:12PM +0100, Steffen Moeller wrote:
> Is there a policy document on how to give appropriate credit for the
> original work? What if the version we are going to upload is newer than
> what is in Ubuntu?

I share the view that the most appropriate way to give credit would be
to preserve the debian/changelog. Also, as long as the technical choice
made in Ubuntu are also fine with Debian, I see as pointless the
proposal of redoing the packaging (if it is good).

Last but not least, once upon a time there used to be an Utnubu project
in Debian [1], if you settle with some reasonable guidelines, you might
want to write them somewhere there (and advertise them a bit).


[1] http://wiki.debian.org/Utnubu

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