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Mark Shuttleworth on Ubuntu October 5, 2005

Posted by Carthik in news, ubuntu.

Our Self-Appointed Benevolent Dictator for Life (sabdfl), Mark Shuttleworth, tries to clear some of the fog around the “Is Ubuntu a Debian derivative or fork?” issue by answering a few questions.

In fact, the questions include things like why ubuntu’s default theme color is brown, how they came up with “Warty Warthog” as a name, and how they picked the Ubuntu name, even. So go ahead and have fun reading Mark’s Why and Whither for Ubuntu.


1. Phillip - October 5, 2005


2. Pascal - October 5, 2005

I’m a member of Libervis.com and I am stunned on how quickly this traversed the assorted news portals, and how much commentry was left. Whoa.

I wish people would just accept ultimately that both distributions are GPLed. Simple as that, if they do not like what is happening, change it. Rants and more rants aren’t going to get people anywhere.

Ah well, can’t have everything, eh? šŸ™‚
Kudos for posting this.
Pascal Klein

3. ubuntonista - October 5, 2005

Philip – what exactly are we testing? šŸ˜‰

Pascal – yes, unlike the other debian-derived distros that do not commit to propagating changes back to debian, ubuntu at least states that as a goal, and tries to provide useful feedback. the libervis article makes it sound like it is actually better to just say “okay we are going our own way” rather than “we are borrowing something from you, and will try to make you better, if we can.”


4. Pascal - October 6, 2005

Yea, I think that is good [provides useful feedback]. I am really fond of Ubuntu, and personally consider is a whole new distribution to itself, simply because it is not just a derivative with a new branding and some changes. But both [Ubuntu and Debian] are very good distros and I would commend both for their lovely work.

Concerning that Libervis article, note that the views in that are just those of the author (granted, a member), and thus not of Libervis (not that anyone was making the assumption). šŸ™‚


5. Danijel Orsolic - October 9, 2005

That’s right Pascal. Libervis.com has lower “censorship threshold” than some sites and thus sometimes publishes articles that might even be against the thing libervis actually does promote (Free Culture and Free Software) in the name of open discussion and challenging the percieved truth at all times.

So, whatever I approve for publishing there certainly isn’t essentially my own opinion. Actually, I did write a follow up article with my opinion in it. šŸ™‚

Daniel (libervis founder in case someone wonders šŸ˜‰

6. ubuntonista - October 10, 2005

Thanks for the input Daniel – yes it does make sense to promote discussion, and of course each author speaks for himself. Sometimes even when the question is not phrased correctly, the discussion that follows clears up a few things.

7. pet izmir - August 2, 2010

thenk you man, bknz : pet izmir

8. seks izle - September 29, 2010

Iā€™m a member of Libervis.com and I am stunned on how quickly this traversed the assorted news portals, and how much commentry was left. Whoa.

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