Re: Is Ubuntu a debian derivative or is it a fork?
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John Goerzen <email@example.com> writes:
> On Wed, Jun 01, 2005 at 11:47:46AM -0700, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
>> Ubuntu developers already participate in team maintenance in Debian, and
>> this works well, but in the traditional Debian maintainer model, there are
>> just too many obstacles for this kind of direct participation.
> I think it is high time we revisit the traditional Debian maintainer
> model. We have been aware of its weaknesses for years, and are most
> biting in the areas of nonresponsive maintainers. I think we should
> devote some thought to declaring a permanent bug-squashing party and
> relaxing the rules for NMUs (for instance, let them happen for any
> documented bug of any severity so long as they are uploaded to the 5-day
> delayed queue and patches are posted to the BTS at the time of the
> upload). One small step down that road, anyway.
I agree strongly with this. However, it's only fair to post the patch
to the BTS to give the maintainer a chance to respond before uploading
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