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Re: Ubuntu/Debian cooperation

On Fri, Dec 16, 2005 at 02:04:31PM +0200, Tapio Lehtonen wrote:
> Does Debian provide some means for someone making a modified
> distribution based on Debian to easily contribute their work back to
> Debian? 

Only via the BTS.

> For example, if Ubuntu folks were so inclined, could they make a
> Ubuntu branch in Debian version control and work on that branch? I
> know this is not practical, because Ubuntu most likely wants to have
> their own repository and may not use same version control system as
> Debian Project. Might work for some smaller derived work, though.

Debian doesn't have central version control, so the answer is no.

> Is there in Bug Tracking System some means, tag for example, to show
> bug is not in official Debian but in the modified distribution?

Yes, usertags.

> So the mod distro makers could use Debian BTS instead of making their
> own separate BTS.

I don't think that using the Debian BTS as a means of supporting a
foreign, probably commercial project would be appreciated.


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