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

On Sat, Jun 04, 2005 at 09:24:54PM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:

> [Matt Zimmerman]
> > Is this judgement based on some experience you had with an Ubuntu
> > developer?
> The observation (judgement is stretching it too far) is based on my
> very limited experience with packages in Ubuntu which are/were missing
> in Debian.
> > I'd like to hear about it, because this is certainly not the common
> > case, and there is an unfortunate amount of myth and rumour on this
> > subject.
> Oh, it is definitely not the common case.  My sample set is ~5
> packages, and for most of them the maintainer of the Ubuntu package
> were very interested in cooperation and co-maintenance.

That's the response I'd expect from all of them, so if you could fill me in
on the details of the situations where this was *not* the case, please let
me know (privately).

> My point is just that we should be aware of the border cases, and try
> to find procedures to handle those as well.

As always, we should be equipped to cope with border cases if we encounter
them, but in this particular scenario, there's no reason for them to exist.

 - mdz

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