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

Hi Andreas,

Am Sonntag, den 05.06.2005, 09:17 +0200 schrieb Andreas Tille:
> My impression was that Ubuntu would directly derive
> from sid and universe would be kind of a sid mirror.

It's good to clarify some bits. In Ubuntu we have 4 repositories: 

      * main: the really really 18-months supported stuff (get parts of
        it on a CD or all of it on one 2,x Gb DVD)
      * restricted: non-free kernel stuff
      * universe: community-maintained packages
      * multiverse: non-free stuff

That's it.

> IMHO this is a clear sign that Ubunto is
> drifting away from Debian.

The fact that we get in NEW packages? We're discussing right now, how to
get them back in Debian or make it easier for Debian maintainers to get
hold of those. That's no real drifting for me. Hm.

> I wonder why Ubuntu did not decided to
> add what is missing in Debian instead of making an extra effort.  But
> it must be me that I do not understand all things which happen ...

I can't give you the full reasoning for an "authority of existence".
Let's keep on trying to get the processes set up to have two big
communities benefiting from each others effort smoothly. :)

Have a nice day,

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