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Re: Bug#729203: [FFmpeg-devel] Reintroducing FFmpeg to Debian

On Thu, 31 Jul 2014, Steve Langasek wrote:
> upstream conflict, but this is just wrong.  There is *nothing* unethical
> about reusing the library names and sonames when forking.  In fact, the

Besides, when changing APIs and breaking interaction with other
programs that rely on the original API.

You are right when the fork is API compatible (like extension of
a library that provides the same API plus something more), but 
*not* when changing the API.

In this case, me too, would consider it *incorrect* (I don't want to
use "unethical" as it is difficult to define).


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