Re: Is Ubuntu a debian derivative or is it a fork?
On Wed, 1 Jun 2005, Marc Haber wrote:
A lot of Debian maintainers hang on to their packages like a hen over
her eggs and do not want to give away any authority over their
packages which they would to by accepting co-maintainers.
And I guess it is not by chance that packages which fit into this
category often accumulate more and more very old, simply to fix
and boring bugs. I hope this can be solved since I heard several
positive voices to make group maintainance more popular.
Having the Ubuntu maintainer as co-maintainer would be a drastical
advance for both Debian and Ubuntu.