Maintainers Matter

The case against upstream packaging (postscript)

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While most people are talking about the new future of Universal Linux Packages from a technical standpoint, the social perspective isn't getting much attention. Frankly any technical issue can be solved by a better "universal package" but the social changes can't be improved by emailing a patch. So let's examine the relationship between upstream developers, distribution maintainers and end users. With a focus on how we got here and where we might go next.

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