[meego-packaging] Hostile forks
Didier 'OdyX' Raboud
didier at raboud.com
Tue Feb 1 06:43:30 PST 2011
Ross Burton wrote:
> So I've been investigating using Tumbler (thumbnailing daemon) in a
> project I'm working on. OBS Trunk had Tumbler 0.1.1 -- very old -- so I
> naturally grabbed upstream git and started patching it to suit our
> needs, with the aim of updating OBS Trunk to the latest release this
> week before the feature freeze.
> Then I find out that Tumbler 0.1.12 was just submitted to Trunk:Testing
> by Maitrey Mishra from Nokia. This confused me greatly because the
> upstream (XFCE-hosted) Tumbler is currently version 0.1.6 (released
> January 16th 2011).
> Does MeeGo have a policy on hostile forks that don't change name but
> continue the versioning as if they were their own? I'd expect the
> policy to be "don't do that" but apparently not, because this isn't the
> first instance that comes to mind.
note that I had mentionned some similar issues back in October , in
I was not satisfied by the answers back then, and I'm really not comfortable
with this way of treating with other upstreams: I don't think it's correct
to hijack a project's name and codebase.
Looking forward to enlightenment statements on those actions; cheers,
More information about the MeeGo-packaging