Is Ubuntu a debian derivative or is it a fork?
Forgive me if this has already been discussed ... if so could someone
give me a pointer to the thread.
I find myself fairly confused about Ubuntu packages. I had thought
that Ubuntu is a Debian derivative. Therefore I expected new
packages to be first placed in Debian and then flow to Ubuntu.
However, I recently found this page:
The project seems to have established a mechanism for putting new
packeges directly into Ubuntu. Are new Ubuntu packages also put in
Debian by the Ubuntu team members?
The Ubuntu literature indicates that Ubuntu is a derivative of debian
but it looks more like a fork to me.
Also, when Ubuntu makes improvements to packages how do those
improvements flow back to Debian?