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

On Wednesday 01 June 2005 11:52, Andreas Tille wrote:
> 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.

I dont have any numbers, but I'm inclined to believe that's true in most of 
the cases.

> Having the Ubuntu maintainer as co-maintainer would be a drastical
> advance for both Debian and Ubuntu.

Out of curiousity, is there real examples of DD's and UD's sharing common 
revison control repo for their packaging, e.g. on alioth or at the relevant 
ubuntu service if there is any like alioth ? This way both kind of 
maintainers can coordinate more tightly without need to have access to each 
other's ftp archive/uploadqueue/whatever. I guess that will not work for some 
packages, but for the rest this will be a big benefit imho.

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