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Shuttleworth wants Debian/Ubuntu co-operation

Aug 06, 2009, 17:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"The Debian/Ubuntu battles started almost as soon as it became clear that Ubuntu was winning the mass popularity that had always eluded Debian. The war of words had calmed down, but recently they've caught fire again. This time around the spark, from what I can see, was when the Debian community "decided to adopt a new policy of time-based development freezes for future releases, on a two-year cycle."

"That may not sound like anything to most of you, but many Debian's developers dislike any but the loosest kind of organization. This is, after all, a group that includes some people who refused to work on the distribution because some developers got paid to work on Debian."

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