Maintainers Matter

The case against upstream packaging (postscript)

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Linux-related news might suggest maintainers are useless. Either they are bikeshedding on mailing lists or closing bugs as WONTFIX, or introducing security vulnerabilities in software they don't understand, or generally being a BOFH. Of course this is wrong - we simply want to use the best operating system possible. So what does a maintainer actually do?

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