upstream wants me to rename my package

Gianluca Sforna giallu at
Sat Sep 8 09:11:18 UTC 2012

On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 10:54 PM, Gary Gatling <gsgatlin at> wrote:
> If a upstream project somehow objects to someone packaging their software
> should you just give up and tell people that the upstream would prefer you
> download their self created rpms or is it considered acceptable to go ahead
> and package their software over their objections?
> He says at the end of his email:
> "'I'm willing to help out in any way I can, within reason, but I will also
> re-iterate that VirtualGL was never really designed to be integrated
> into an O/S distribution."
> Thanks for any thoughts you guys might have about this surprising
> reaction...

The classic 0.02:
Now, I don't really get the "not designed to be integrated in a
distro" part, but since he obviously wants to offer RPMs for his
project, maybe he could be interested in becoming the (co)maintainer
in Fedora? Being in the distro's official repo has several advantages
(exposure, easy installation, etc) that any upstream should be very
keen about.

Gianluca Sforna -

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