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

On Sat, Jun 04, 2005 at 08:13:35PM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:

> [Bill Allombert]
> > Should Ubuntu encourage such behaviour ?
> Is it?  I doubt they do.

Certainly not.  Quite the opposite, in fact.

> Not all package maintainers in Ubuntu are paid by Canonical, and thus
> fairly out of control of the corporate Ubuntu policies.

As a matter of fact, a minority of Ubuntu developers are employed by
Canonical.  The reality of how this works out in practice is sometimes not
obvious, especially to those who have not been involved with the Ubuntu
community first-hand, but in this case the distinction, and the policies of
Canonical Ltd., are entirely irrelevant.

The behavior of members of the Ubuntu community, regardless of their
affiliation, is governed by the Code of Conduct:


 - mdz

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