How build services make life easier for upstream developers
Many Linux distributions provide build services under various names: openSUSE Build Service (OBS), Fedora Copr, and so on. These resources are indispensable for upstream developers, and also for their users. I will demonstrate this through some examples from the syslog-ng project.
Note: this blog is loosely based on a talk idea I had for the FOSDEM Distributions Devroom. There is no deep technical information about syslog-ng in this blog. This is more like a history of syslog-ng packaging, and how the fantastic tools by openSUSE and Fedora made it a lot easier and made me an active part of these communities.