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Re: Why does Ubuntu have all the ideas?

On Sunday 30 July 2006 15:34, Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 11:49:07AM -0700, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 12:58:15PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> > > On Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 08:38:23AM -0700, tony mancill wrote:
> > > > For one, Debian and Ubuntu aren't in competition, [...]
> > >
> > > When Ubuntu leads to users having ideas like the one in the parent
> > > post, this is manifestly false.
> >
> > Rather than blaming Ubuntu, it's more constructive to educate the user
> > community about the (useful) role that derivatives play.
> Personally, I think it's fair to say Debian and Ubuntu are in
> "competition" in some areas, and I don't think it's something to be
> ashamed of on either side. Why shouldn't Ubuntu and Debian compete with
> each other to better serve their users, both actual and potential? As
> long as it's done in a cooperative manner, and with both of us willing to
> share our successes with each other and learn from each others mistakes,
> how is a bit of friendly competition anything but a good thing?

Nice theory, but what happens in the hypothetical example [1] when the same 
maintainer is responsible for the same package or set of packages in Debian 
and in Ubuntu (think other Debian-based distro too). Then his/her personal 
attitude (there is always such one) is certainly a factor in favaur of one or 
another distro. So, in that case I don't believe you can have whatever 

[1] well, I don't have numbers or fact, that is a merely an assumption

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