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

On Thu, Jun 02, 2005 at 11:20:33AM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:

> On Thu, 2 Jun 2005, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> >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.
> We have certain ways to change things: There is a technical commitee,
> there is the general resolution, etc.

I think it would be foolish to try to force something like this on Debian
developers by decree.  We might as well try to require the use of a
particular text editor or revision control system.  I think this kind of
change is better made one developer at a time.

> >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.
> What about taking part in discussions of the relevant development lists.
> I just noticed that there is a zope-debhelper in Ubuntu.  The idea for this
> came up a long time ago in Debian (before Ubuntu even existed).  Why
> not announcing this at the relevant list? Just in case the list is unknown:
>     http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-zope-developers

I didn't know about this list; I'm not sure whether Matthias Klose (who
wrote zope-debhelper) was aware of it or not.  However, very soon after it
was released, an ITP was filed to add it to Debian:


so clearly some people were aware of its existence.

 - mdz

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