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

On Thu, Jun 02, 2005 at 09:25:01AM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:

> On Wed, 1 Jun 2005, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> >Personally, I agree, but this is something which needs to be addressed by
> >Debian itself.  It is not the responsibility of derivatives, nor is there
> >anything that they can do to improve that situation.  Only Debian
> >maintainers can effect a change here.
> Come on, take your Debian hat and move on for this change.  You are
> completely right and many people are on your side.

apt and dhcp3 are already maintained in a team format.

A group of developers started the process of setting up team maintenance for
UML, though I haven't seen much activity on that front since then (I no
longer use UML and am trying to hand it off).

For most of my other packages, I haven't been able to justify the effort of
setting up proper distributed collaboration tools, but I always welcome NMUs
if someone else has a contribution to make.

There isn't much that I can do about packages that I don't maintain; we have
some tools for this, but it is primarily a matter of personal preference
(and not Debian dogma) how packages are maintained in Debian.  If there is
some concrete way that you feel that we can help encourage team-oriented
maintenance of packages, I'd like to hear it.

 - mdz

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