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Debian-Ubuntu debate: an upstream view

Aug 14, 2009, 18:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

[ Thanks to Sam Varghese for this link. ]

"Shuttleworth's post started a long thread; there were plenty of anti- posts and a few in support.

"One reply from developer Matthias Andree was noteworthy if only for the fact that it was from the one breed who rarely figured in the discussion.

"Andree is an upstream maintainer of fetchmail (remote-mail retrieval and forwarding utility) and leafnode (an NNTP news server for small networks). He is also a co-maintainer of bogofilter (a spam filter).

"Andree questioned some of Shuttleworth's arguments by pointing out that any move towards joint freezes by Debian and Ubuntu would not result in developers becoming any friendlier towards Ubuntu, but the reverse."

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