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Re: [tor-talk] TorBirdy patches for Mozilla Thunderbird
>> TBB can't become a Debian package. Debian's answer is "get patches
>> merged upstream" […]
> I don't know where you got that.
I don't find a web link. It was on debian-derivatives mailing list.
Subject: "Debian security / porting support and embedded codebases"
It was in context of Tor Browser.
> The answer for such cases is "merge your patches upstream" - yes, but if
> upstream isn't interested?
> Then create a new upstream which can take the patches and package the
...and thats totally unrealistic. "You can always fork it" is pure
theory. You can't fork giant projects such as Firefox. If you really
wanted, you created a competitive browser. In this context, thats like
to take a sledgehammer to crack a nut.
The MATE desktop created new upstream, and they're still not in Debian.
The answer should be "Then create a new upstream which can take the
patches and package the code and surpasses the original project in
popularity, so Debian will take its code base, not the original one".
> Debian's policy is that the archive should not have duplicated code
> copies .
That's the policy I meant, which prevents this from happening.
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