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Re: Debian derivatives and the Maintainer: field (again)

* Matt Zimmerman:

> It is important, in particular, to account for the fact that Ubuntu is not
> the only Debian derivative, and that proposals like yours would amount to
> Debian derivatives being obliged to fork *every source package in Debian*
> for the sake of changing a few lines of text.

Such a change could be implemented in the toolchain.  IIRC, you
rebuild everything anyway, so this wouldn't be such a terrible thing
to do.

FWIW, I think your implied assumption that all Debian derivatives
should be treated the same is flawed.  Ubuntu is just not like any
other derivative, it's a significant operation on its own.  Its
commercial backer is apparently able to pay quite a few Debian
developers, several of them among the core team.  There is a
significant user base, and so on.  Like it or not, Ubuntu is a bit

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