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Tectonic: The Shuttleworth FAQ (Part 4): Is Ubuntu the Big Ticket for Debian?

Oct 25, 2005, 16:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Shuttleworth)

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"Is Ubuntu a Debian fork? Or spoon? What sort of silverware are you, man?

"Yes, Ubuntu is a fork. No, it isn't. Yes it is! Oh, whatever.

"In short, we are a project that tries hard to collaborate with many other projects--such as upstream X.org, and Gnome, and of course Debian. In many cases, the code we ship is modified or different to the code shipped by those other projects. When that happens, we work hard to ensure that our changes are published as widely as possible, in a format that is easy for other project maintainers to understand and incorporate into their own working tree..."

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