Re: notable Debian contributions in 2006
On Sat, Mar 24, 2007 at 02:08:10PM +0200, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
> Distors are often viewed as mere packagers, but they tend to drive
> upstream development in variety of ways. Here's just a few of Debian's
> contributions to the world of FLOSS during 2006:
> * creation of cdrkit, a fork of cdrtools, due to a change of licence
> which happened to be DFSG-incompatible
> * rebranding of Firefox to Iceweasel due to trademark issues
> * rebranding of Seamonkey to Iceape due to trademark issues
> * rebranding of Thunderbird to Icedove due to trademark issues
> There must be so much more, in which case I hope you may add to this
> list, and if there's enough contributions, maybe a wiki page could be
> set up and advertised.
You have your priorities wrong. A fork and three rebrandings are more like
nuisances compared to for example the bug reports that Debian maintainers
forwarded to upstream, without or with fixes. Sure, maybe those aren't
PR-friendly, but they count, and they are the heart of our contribution IMO.
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