On Tuesday, 04 August 2020 at 19:15, Justin W. Flory (he/him) wrote:
On 8/4/20 9:42 AM, Richard Fontana wrote:
> As for how to convince upstream, I can't help with that. At one time
> Linux distribution licensing policy would have had a lot of influence
> on upstream behavior, but I think that is much less true today.
Coincidentally, I found that Debian is also distributing uBlock Origin
and doing even more source clean-up as they're packaging an old version.
Maybe that'll help convince upstream. Thanks for your reply, Richard.
Usually what works well for me is if you can collaborate/work with
upstream to build understanding of how a license can negatively impact
the wider distribution of their work to a technical audience (Fedora/EL).
JSHint is a very contemporary example (like, shared yesterday after 7+
years of blind-rewriting) you can use as a reference:
Thanks for the story, it was an enlightening read. I will make one last
attempt and hope it's enlightening to this upstream, too.
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