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Re: advice for free software package named almost identically to non-free software

On Sun, Jun 11, 2017 at 7:42 AM, Nicholas D Steeves wrote:

> Do you think it's ok to internally provide backwards compatibility?
> eg, for a library, newname provides/fulfils oldname, for a long period
> of time...perhaps a year.  I'm trying to think of all the non-Debian
> users who would also be affected by this change.

That would be a decision for upstream but I guess it would probably be OK.



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