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