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Re: Debian decides to adopt time-based release freezes

On Thu, 30 Jul 2009, Marc Haber wrote:
> In fact, I would prefer if Ubuntu had to change _their_ scheduled to
> accomodate us, if they want to have the advantage of being in sync
> with us. It's _their_ advantage after all, not ours.

I don't mind who changes the date for the other but I really don't agree
that doing it is only for Ubuntu's advantage. Nobody in Debian would have
taken such a decision, we are Debian developers and have no interest in
helping only Ubuntu.

What we're speaking of is synergy between both distributions. You know the
it's the principle behind “the combination of both is worth more that the
sum of individual parts”.

> We are not only major supplier to Ubuntu, we have our end customers
> ourselves. I'd prefer that it stayed that way.

The synchronization with Ubuntu is not going to remove our identity.
We'll keep our user base and the possible improvements in both
distributions will help us do better in the competition with other
operating systems (proprietary or not).

Raphaël Hertzog

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