Board efforts: scope, concept, and permission?

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Tue Feb 2 20:01:31 UTC 2010

On Tue, Feb 02, 2010 at 01:15:29PM -0600, Adam Miller wrote:

> Your example doesn't work, Xubuntu is still bound to the package set
> in the Ubuntu repositories in the same sense that the Xfce Spin is
> bound to the package set in the Fedora repositories. The difference is
> that we understand that the Xfce Spin isn't a fork and shouldn't be
> presented as a completely separate project. The "silos of community"
> that have spawned out of the "Lets make a ${foo}buntu for every
> possible value of $foo" in my opinion has divided the Ubuntu project
> from a contributor stand point.

And Xubuntu and Kubuntu are both of woeful quality because the entire 
focus of the core Ubuntu developer base is on Ubuntu, with no concern 
about the effects of that on derivatives. Ubuntu is better than Debian 
because they were able to focus their development efforts on a specific 
goal. Xubuntu is worse than Debian because they're forced to cope with 
architectural changes made without reference to them.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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