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Re: Repackaging upstream source with file modifications?

On 2018-02-12 14:11 +0100, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Quoting Colin Watson (2018-02-12 13:18:04)
> > On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 12:09:50PM +0000, Wookey wrote:

> > > I'd have done the same as Simon. The main advantage is that it makes
> > > the tarball free software, which we generally don't get any leeway
> > > about
> > 
> > The same advantage is gained by simply patching the replacement code
> > into the regenerated tarball in a single step, rather than removing in
> > one step and adding in another.
> The tarball should contain only upstream code.  Not patched code (then 
> you arguably are making a fork).

But we are encouraged to fork vigorously and often these days
(github...I'm looking at you). So Colin can very easily make a fork
and then package that and it will still be 'upstream'. 

It'll make him look younger :-)

Principal hats:  Linaro, Debian, Wookware, ARM

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