Maintainers Matter

The case against upstream packaging (postscript)

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What is an ISV to do? They can try to package half a dozen different flavors of their software. Now a hypothetical cross-distro Universal Packaging Format is not saving them any effort because they need to make (and test, and support) a different build target for each demographic of users. Or the ISV can ignore some users, making a subset of them unhappy.

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