Maintainers Matter

The case against upstream packaging (postscript)

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Maintainers, distributions and all the variety of "wasted duplicated effort" is the only reason the system has worked. Maintainers are the ambassadors between users and developers. Together we have formed a beautiful symbiosis with FOSS programmers because we could freely tweak, build and distribute their software. We will always disagree, do something about it, attract users, attract volunteers and formalize these groups as distributions. Putting packaging in the hands of those who write software (instead of those who use it) will inevitably lead to a proliferation of bad actors, as has been demonstrated in every other major operating system lacking strong community curation.

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