Linked by fran on Sun 20th Mar 2011 20:03 UTC
Debian and its clones "Debian is the 'mother' distro to many 'children' derivative distros, including Ubuntu. Sometimes those derivatives give back to the upstream, but it's not always easy. A new effort called DEX is aiming to improve how derivative bits are merged upstream."
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RE: Interesting
by stabbyjones on Sun 20th Mar 2011 21:32 UTC in reply to "Interesting"
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2008-04-15

At worst Debian will get some patches then the fights will start.

At best Ubuntu will use more unmodified Debian packages which will hopefully make both distro's better.

With the derivatives desk and DEX teams it's at least a step in the right direction.

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RE[2]: Interesting
by bitwelder on Mon 21st Mar 2011 08:10 in reply to "RE: Interesting"
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2010-04-27

..."DEX is all about action: merging patches, fixing bugs, crunching data, whatever is necessary to get changes from derivatives into Debian proper," Ubuntu CTO Matt Zimmerman wrote...

Hmmm... something tells me that the worst option is likely to happen. Unfortunately.

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RE[3]: Interesting
by MamiyaOtaru on Mon 21st Mar 2011 13:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Interesting"
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2005-11-11

"..."DEX is all about action: merging patches, fixing bugs, crunching data, whatever is necessary to get changes from derivatives into Debian proper," Ubuntu CTO Matt Zimmerman wrote...

Hmmm... something tells me that the worst option is likely to happen. Unfortunately.
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what he says is irrelevant. When it comes to what Debian becomes, it's what Debian says that matters. If they don't want it to turn into Ubuntu, it won't

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