Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jul 2005 20:16 UTC
Debian and its clones Two companies previously mentioned as being involved with the project, Mandriva and Turbolinux, appear to not be participating at this time. Progeny Linux Systems continues to leading the way.
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RE[2]: Ubuntu
by Anonymous Penguin on Tue 12th Jul 2005 22:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Ubuntu"
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Member since:
2005-07-06

What doesn't add up here, IMO, is that it is perfectly possible to take a branch of Debian (normally testing or unstable) and patch it for your own needs without forking. Even the heavily criticized Linspire is still 98% Debian compatible (I dist-upgraded it to Sid with very few problems).

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RE[3]: Ubuntu
by cr8dle2grave on Tue 12th Jul 2005 22:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Ubuntu"
cr8dle2grave Member since:
2005-07-11

Because Ubuntu uses it's own repositories (with packages existing in their own "namespace"), not the offcial Debian ones, which is the only reasonable way to release a "freeze" of the unstable branch that can then be maintained with security patches over the course of the 18 months Canonical has committed to.

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RE[4]: Ubuntu
by Anonymous Penguin on Tue 12th Jul 2005 23:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Ubuntu"
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

Sorry, while I wrote my comment you posted your reply. I type very slowly.

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