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Re: Utnubu Team Founded - Merging Ubuntu changes to Debian

On Sat, Jul 16, 2005 at 08:55:08PM +0300, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I invite everyone interested to join the Utnubu Team. Utnubu stands for
> doing what Ubuntu does, just the other way around: We want to take the
> things Ubuntu does and that are missing in Debian, and - where
> appliciable - put them in Debian.
> This should be achieved using (at least) the following methods:
>  * Having a look at the patches that Ubuntu publishes, see if they are
> suitable for Debian and then contact the Debian Maintainer to see if and
> how these can be integrated.
>  * Contacting Ubuntu developers that upload directly to universe, if
> they don't want to upload to Debian, too; this includes sponsoring. Note
> that I do not plan to pull developers from Ubuntu, they should instead
> form their package for both distributions.
>  * If this is not possible or feasable, take Ubuntu-only packages,
> adjust them to Debian and upload them ourselves.
> (Personally, I'd like to concentrate on point 2 and 3, so another reason
> for you to join)
> I have set up the alioth project utnubu, as well as the mailing lists
> utnubu-discuss@lists.alioth.debian.org for general in-group discussion,
> as well as utnubu-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org for the maintainer
> field of our possible packages.
> A list of binary package in universe, but not in Debian, is assembled on
> http://people.debian.org/~nomeata/utnubu/
> Those who are at DebConf and are interested: You are welcome to see me
> and discuss matters in person.
> Thanks for your attention, and looking forward to working with you,

Thank you so much for doing this! It's exactly what I've been attempting to
do with the X.Org packages, and I'm glad you're pushing to apply the
philosophy to the broader project. Best of luck!

 - David Nusinow

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