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Re: Bug#682496: ITP: melange -- Melange Widget System for the Cream Desktop Environment

On 07/24/2012 12:00 PM, Charles Plessy wrote:
> Also, we should not favor software written in the context of our downstream
> distributions, compared to sofware written independantly, otherwise the take
> home message will be that if one project wants to own a dictionary word in
> Debian, they just have to use it downstream first.
At some point, projects have to decide for a name. I'm really not
convinced that
Melange is that generic. I'm not at all convinced either that someone is
to do typo squatting either, just for the pleasure of owning dictionary
words. It
is just the way it is: Melange is there, and it's in Ubuntu. Denying
that fact, and
that it might add difficulties in the future if we don't use the same
names for
the same thing will not help.

I'm only vouching for the least effort here. I really don't want to
spend time
convincing *both* upstream and Ubuntu guys that we shall rename. I'm not
at all in the favor of having a special case for Debian either (which means
that it would be more difficult to merge packaging efforts later).


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