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

On Thu, Jun 02, 2005 at 12:47:30AM -0700, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> The same logic applies to many bugs as well.  Would it really be better to
> have an open bug report in debbugs, than a patch on people.ubuntu.com?

I'd prefer an open bug report in debbugs with the patch included.

> I know of no reason to mass-file bug reports, except that some people insist
> that the best place to publish Ubuntu's patches is in debbugs.  I disagree
> with that position, myself.

Why?  It's a commonly held belief that the best place to publish Debian's
(relevant) patches is in the upstream BTS.

> proposals, but we have very limited developer resources compared to Debian.

I keep hearing this from Ubuntu, and yet the obvious solution to the problem
("stop doing so damn much") has apparently never been considered.  It seems,
from my perspective, that doing a good job on a smaller subset of the free
software universe would be better than the current attempts.  Scale over
time, don't try to do everything at once and then say "we didn't have enough
resources to do it properly".

- Matt

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