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Re: Why does Ubuntu have all the ideas?

On Friday 28 July 2006 19:37, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> Steve Kemp <skx@debian.org> wrote:
> >   Neither Ubuntu nor Debian do anything special to get hardware support
> >  that is provided by the kernel proper and tools that neither group
> >  created.
> That's not actually true. I do a lot of work in Ubuntu to add extra
> hardware support. All the code gets pushed upstream so will end up in
> Debian too, but Ubuntu's lack of a concept of package ownership makes it
> massively easier to do integration work - rather than filing half a
> dozen bugs and having to chase people up, I can just upload the
> packages. Given the amount of time I currently have available to me, I
> tend to choose the latter. If Debian had slightly less of a culture of
> "Keep your hands off my package", I'd do it here instead.

Debian has well defined procedure, and as you know it is called NMU. I don't 
know if you can mess around with other maintainer packages' in Ubuntu, but it 
is certainly better to have comply with a widely agreed procedure when doing 

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