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

On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 02:28:16PM +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> 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

 * Google's Melange
 * Melage (cream)
 * OpenStack Melange

> trying
> 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

No one's denying the fact -- I'm just saying, we can do the following

 * No one takes `melange'
 * OpenStack Melange becomes openstack-melange (or whatever)
 * Cream becomes cream-melange (or whatever)
 * Ubuntu follows suit
 * Ubuntu MOTU / Core-dev upload `melange' as a transitional package
   which points to openstack-melange.

After this, they can wait 3 years if they want, then clear out the deps.

I mean, it's not that bad. Everyone here's seen worse. This would also
solve an annoying problem before we have to deal wit hit.

> 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).

I don't think my idea is significantly more work then yours :)

> Thomas
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