"How would you describe the current situation between
the Debian community and the Ubuntu community?
"I think we are in pretty good shape. I mentally divide our
relationship into Social and Technical areas. With the latter I
feel we are always making improvements. We have regular
communication with different parts of the Debian community,
including the Debian Project Leader, and we are working on a range
of projects around patch tagging guidelines, bug workflow,
technical participation at DebConf and more. On the social front I
feel we are in reasonably good shape, but I would love us to have a
closer relationship with Debian. Of course, many Ubuntu developers
are also Debian developers, so there is always a closeness of
interaction, but I would love us to draw that connection even
closer. Debian is such an important part of the Ubuntu culture and
the wider Free Software culture and I would love us all to
participate and celebrate more together.
"How do you view Ubuntu's role in the overall Linux
"I believe that today Ubuntu plays a critical role in the Linux
ecosystem, primarily in that Ubuntu is bring legions of new users
and contributors over to the Open Source family. We have seen
massive growth in the user community in recent years, and the
continued growth of Ubuntu on netbooks is continuing to expose
Linux to new users via Ubuntu. I feel that Ubuntu has been the much
needed on-ramp to bring many who are totally unfamiliar with Linux
into our world."
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