"internetnews.com, Sarge vs. The Hoary Hedgehog?: 'Ian Murdoch
[sic], Debian's founding father, does not believe Ubuntu's
popularity bodes well for Debian-based distros. 'If anything,
Ubuntu's popularity is a net negative for Debian,' Murdoch told
internetnews.com. 'It's diverged so far from Sarge that packages
built for Ubuntu often don't work on Sarge. And given the momentum
behind Ubuntu, more and more packages are being built like this.
The result is a potential compatibility nightmare.''