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 marblesbot on Mon 21st Mar 2011 01:16 UTC in reply to "Interesting"
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2009-12-25

I don't see Debian ever becoming an Ubuntu clone. This DEX sounded good when I started reading, but by the time I was finished I came to the conclusion that this will not change anything at all.

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RE[2]: Interesting
by gfolkert on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 19:21 in reply to "RE: Interesting"
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2008-12-15

Its really no worse than getting "upstream" to accept Debian's Way of thinking and policy from the DFSG.

I think Debian will carry on, with or without DEX/Ubuntu and take the pieces it sees that are beneficial to Debian. *JUST* like the way it is now.

The only thing I can really see this doing is getting the hollering out of the way more quickly.

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