Libervis: Ubuntu: Derivative or Fork?

[ Thanks to Danijel
for this link. ]

“Ubuntu is a beautiful word in one african language. It means
something close to ‘connected humanity’ or more exactly ‘the
interdependent human community.’

“With this name, the Ubuntu Linux Distribution, created by
Canonical, the company of Mark Shuttleworth, the deep-space
zillionaire from South Africa, has managed to take over the
Distrowatch Billboard of GNU/Linux distributions and remain as the
number one distribution for more than 6 months…”