It is worth noting that live-build is not a Debian project, it is an
external project that claims to be an official Debian project. This is
something that needs to be fixed.
There is no namespace issue, we are building on the existing live-config and
live-boot packages that are maintained and bringing these into Debian as
native projects. If necessary, these will be forks, but I'm hoping that
won't have to happen and that we can integrate these packages into Debian
and continue development in a collaborative manner.
live-build has been deprecated by debian-cd, and live-build-ng is
replacing it. In a purely Debian context at least, live-build is deprecated.
live-build-ng is being developed in collaboration with debian-cd and D-I.
I'm aware that I'm going to be upsetting people, but this has been a long
time coming and I'm not going to spend time bikeshedding over naming. I
would rather spend that time on integration of live image creation into
official Debian infrastructure and building the best system for live image
Consider this thread marked as wontfix.