Why Upstream

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Mon Sep 29 03:46:57 PDT 2008

Rodrigo Moya wrote:

> * when working on new features, try to discuss with upstream how to do
> it before starting to work on them. This helps a lot in acceptance by
> upstream, rather than sending a complete patch for that new feature that
> upstream might not agree with at all. Discussing with upstream the best
> way to add that new feature before actually doing it makes future
> integration of the patch a much easier task

Added already a hint to


If anything more is required, feel free to edit the wiki directly.

> It's true that might not work always, for instance for "secret" features
> you want to have first in your distro, so private discussion with
> upstream might work in these cases

We (as in all distros) ideally shouldn't do this.


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