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Re: usefulness of ITPs (Re: mosh ITP not done, just package name taken over)

On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 4:13 PM, Barak A. Pearlmutter wrote:

> People embarking on packaging a bit of software are also supposed to
> contact the upstream author.  When one contacts the upstream author
> and they respond quickly and say they'd love to have the software
> packaged and they don't know of anyone else doing so, an ITP can seem
> (depending on the particulars of the situation) a bit superfluous.
> If people are going to do only one of (a) heads-up to upstream author,
> and (b) file an ITP, I personally would rather see them do (a).  Of
> course, doing both would typically be best.

Might be best to both at once (using X-Debbugs-CC)?



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