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Re: Canonical's business model



On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 02:34:31PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Ubuntu could report in the BTS all the bugs it finds, and submit patches
> via the BTS.

As you know, most bugs are reported by users, not discovered by developers
We direct users to report those bugs to us, rather than Debian, for obvious
reasons.

Many patches are submitted via the BTS, though not every patch published in
the patch archive is submitted this way, for reasons which have been
discussed to death in previous threads.

Just today, Martin Pitt submitted a batch of bug reports, some with patches,
for the libsysfs2 transition we just carried out in Ubuntu.

During the C++ ABI transition associated with g++-4.0, we did not push every
patch into the BTS, but the relevant Debian instructions included pointers
to the patch archive, and those patches were merged by Debian maintainers
very successfully this way.

> Ubuntu could find a way to do its own bug triage on packages for its
> users, rather than leaving Debian maintainer fields unmodified.

I don't see the connection between these two behaviors.  Ubuntu developers
do triage a huge volume of bugs from our user community, and the maintainer
field issue was thoroughly discussed in an older thread.

-- 
 - mdz



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