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Re: Is Ubuntu a debian derivative or is it a fork?

* Stephen Birch 

| 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.

It's a spoon.

| Also, when Ubuntu makes improvements to packages how do those
| improvements flow back to Debian?

Patches to bugs, debian maintainers picking up the patches from the
patch repository, inter-team communication.  It depends.

Tollef Fog Heen                                                        ,''`.
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are      : :' :
                                                                      `. `' 

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