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Re: Debian decides to adopt time-based release freezes

Mark Brown wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 03, 2009 at 04:13:03PM +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
>> I rarely hear anything positive from Ubuntu, except that more and more people
>> who are active in Ubuntu realized that it is much better to do things in Debian
>> directly.
> IME the quality of interaction from Ubuntu is very variable and depends
> strongly on who in Ubuntu looks at the package.  For packages which are
> just getting janatorial cleanup work as a result of having been pulled
> into universe things tend to be pretty poor, both in terms of the code
> and in terms of pushing things back into Debian.  This often creates a
> very bad impression.  For other things, usually things that are more
> important within Ubuntu, things tend to be a lot better.

That's true of course, unfortunately there are many more packages which were
pulled into universe than packages with an actual maintainer.

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