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Re: Debian decides to adopt time-based release freezes

On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 12:27, Julien BLACHE<jblache@debian.org> wrote:
> Marc Haber <mh+debian-project@zugschlus.de> wrote:
> Hi,
>> I don't think that we shouldn't time our releases according to what
>> Mark Shuttleworth says. We are not Ubuntu's slave even if they try
>> hard to make it look like that.
>> 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.
>> Our 18-to-24-month release cycle was a nice vehicle to stay
>> asynchronous with Ubuntu, which _I_ consider a desireable feature to
>> prevent Debian from perishing. We are not only major supplier to
>> Ubuntu, we have our end customers ourselves. I'd prefer that it stayed
>> that way.
> For the record: I concur fully with Marc's statement above.
> Changing our release policy to match Ubuntu's LTS, changing our
> well-established, well-recognized logo for a simplified crap that has
> nothing special to it... What next?

So much anger! The logo thing is mere proposal.

> If some of our "core teams" members feel like they'd rather work on
> Ubuntu, then, by all means, please go ahead and arrange that with
> Shuttleworth. You'll be better for everybody.
> Turning Debian into Ubuntu's bitch, however, is not a viable way
> forward for anybody involved.

Don't you think you should have kept quite instead of cursing like
this? Did you read Steve Langasek's and Raphael Hertzog's points for

Did Ubuntu eat your kittens?

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