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

On Wed, Jun 01, 2005 at 09:38:40AM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:

> [Matt Zimmerman]
> > I don't have any hard statistics, but here are some random examples of
> > patches whose development was sponsored by Canonical, were tested and proven
> > in Ubuntu, were proactively submitted to Debian by an Ubuntu developer, and
> > remain in debbugs months later without comment from the maintainer:
> > 
> > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=298060
> This one got lots of comments from the defacto maintainer of the
> shadow package, Christian Perrier.

OK, I didn't realize that.  There was a fairly clear consensus at the end
that this was the right thing to do, and yet no action was taken, so I
assumed that no one present had the authority to make the change.

> So half of the random examples were left in silence, and the other
> half got serious considerations.  Good to know.

I'm sure that you aren't drawing very firm conclusions based on a sample
size of 2, just as I wasn't.

 - mdz

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