Request for an open dialog between projects

Benjamin Drung bdrung at
Mon Mar 28 19:10:34 UTC 2011

Am Montag, den 28.03.2011, 10:15 -0700 schrieb info at
> The point of all this background is to pose a question about maintaining
> pkg-multimedia packages in AV Linux. My custom packages in AV Linux all
> have an 'avlinux' suffix appended to them to differentiate them from your
> packages, these packages of course I maintain myself. When users have an
> issue with one of your packages I find it a little 'politically' awkward
> to handle. I would very much like an open dialog with pkg-multimedia so we
> can have a good working relationship and I would like to be able to openly
> send users and bug reports that pertain to you without masking the true
> origin of where these reports are coming from. Although I am an arms
> length project that may politically differ from Debian ideals I think we
> have far more in common than these minor differences.

Here's my opinion: Send users to us if they experience a packaging bug
or to the (original) upstream developers if it is an upstream bug. For
small package, you can forward all bug reporters to us. For big
packages, there's the risk to collect too many bugs without having the
manpower to process and forward them all.

Benjamin Drung
Debian & Ubuntu Developer
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