Ubuntu and Debian

May 29th, 2010 by lucas

I recently noticed the new Ubuntu and Debian link on every page of http://www.ubuntu.com/. That is very nice, and much better than the previous situation. Debian is also mentioned on the pages about Easy administration and Security.

Canonical has clearly improved a lot in the way they communicate about how Ubuntu bases its development on Debian’s.

7 Responses to “Ubuntu and Debian”

  1. Shane Fagan wrote on 05/29/10 at 4:14 pm :

    Well debian is mentioned in the core documentation for ubuntu and has so for years.

  2. Lucas wrote on 05/29/10 at 4:16 pm :

    There’s quite a lot of difference between being mentioned in documentation and being mentioned on the front page ;)

  3. pete wrote on 05/29/10 at 4:28 pm :

    “bases its development on” aka steals. but its not illegal and apparently some people have working, so-called, “ubuntu” systems so somebody benefits from the madness.

  4. Tom wrote on 05/29/10 at 4:37 pm :

    @pete: Like Debian steals from Linux, Gnome, GNU, KDE etc? Honestly, if you don’t understand FOSS then you should just use Windows and not post your stupid thoughts on Linux blogs. Debian can be an upstream like any other, get used to it.

  5. Michael Goetze wrote on 05/29/10 at 5:44 pm :

    “Ubuntu provides users with a way to deploy Debian with security updates.”

    What the FUD?!?

  6. Lucas wrote on 05/29/10 at 6:29 pm :

    There is already a bug about that, see

  7. Don Barry wrote on 06/4/10 at 6:04 am :

    Ubuntu has occasionally before put an obscure reference to Debian on the
    front page and let it linger for a few months. I have no expectation that this
    new sop to the fanboys (“But everything’s fine now! Ubuntu is giving Debian
    full credit!”) will change anything.

    Just remember, Shuttleworth is in this for the fame and the profit — and he has enough money that even without the profit, he gets the fame. “Self appointed benevolent
    dictator for life”? Could there be any clearer indication that the effort is purely a
    vanity distribution for a megalomaniac?