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

Hi Matt,

Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> 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.

Yeah, and it seems unreasonable to suggest that anyone should be
hindered to ship unmodified source packages as just that.
In fact, Debian does try to ship unmodified upstream source tarballs,
why shouldn't other people ship unmodified Debian source packages?

Kind regards

Thomas Viehmann, http://thomas.viehmann.net/

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