Re: Is Ubuntu a debian derivative or is it a fork?
On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 10:25:53PM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> You seem to try to pick up every little bit of my mails which is able
> to drift us away from the main point:
> Lets minimize the amount of work by beeing as compatible as
> possible. The best way is to have a diff of zero bytes.
If the diff were zero bytes, Debian and Ubuntu would be identical. I hope
that you can understand my hesitation to accept a definition of success
which means that Ubuntu ceases to exist. :-)
As I've said earlier in this thread, one size does not fit all, and so
derivatives (and the divergence that necessarily comes with them) are a fact
of life. The ideal situation is for the delta to accurately reflect the
differences in the goals of the two projects, not for it to be null.