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Debian-Ubuntu relationship: poll summary

May 17, 2010, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stefano Zacchiroli)

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"So, I'm now back and with some feedback to share. I'll first post (in this mail) a summary of the replies I got to this "poll" and later on a more general summary of what I did at UDS.

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"I got about 50 feedback mails in a bit less than 2 weeks, which I consider a fair amount of feedback. In case people are interested in giving more feedback, by all means go ahead and mail me. The more, the better. Obviously, the summary I report below is limited to the feedback mails I got thus far.

"Success stories
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"I got quite an amount of "submissions" for the success stories category (frankly, more than I expected).

"The most appreciated collaboration paradigm between Debian and Ubuntu seems to be "mixed teams", where people from both distros work together using some $VCS. I got report about a dozen such teams, of varying sizes from a handful of packages to several hundreds. An interesting and appreciated trend is that such teams usually lead to a direct involvement in Debian by Ubuntu people: first as DMs, then as DDs, and in some cases also to greater involvement such as becoming members of our core teams (e.g.: ftp-master)."

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