On Fri, 2008-05-16 at 18:54 +0200, Martin Uecker wrote: > I am not convinced that more technological infrastructure is really > the solution. Isn't simply the upstream source the right place for > collaboration? > > IMHO the problem is not, that managing and reviewing patches in > debian or sharing patches with other is distributions is too hard, > but that it is *too easy* to introduce changes into Debian, removing > all pressure for close cooperation with the upstream project.
Not when upstream is uninterested in the changes (see grub1). In these cases I think it's better to create something like a git repo somewhere that has vendor branches, and each vendor then does their patch work in said branches. Other vendors can easily cherry-pick stuff from one another. Of course, some upstreams could setup vendor branches in their upstream source control and accomplish much of the same thing. -- Jesse Keating Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
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