New Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter section

Steve Stalcup stalcups at
Tue Dec 6 05:57:29 UTC 2011

On Dec 5, 2011, at 10:40 PM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at> wrote:

> On 12/06/2011 12:28 AM, Amber Graner wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 12:15 AM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at> wrote:
>>> None of these are derivatives (Mint is a derivative).  These are other
>>> distribution products developed in the Ubuntu project.  I think it's
>>> much more correct to refer to them as siblings to Ubuntu (Desktop) and
>>> Ubuntu Server.
>>> I know you didn't make up this terminology, but in no sense of the word
>>> is derivative correct.
>> Scott why bring this up to the UWN folks who are trying their hardest
>> to bring the news to folks, why not bring it up to the release manager or others
>> to change this.  Chris, who is new to the news team, wanted to add a
>> section to cover these distributions, and establish a relationship as
>> well as let you all know what we (the news were doing).
>> Responses like this, to someone who doesn't make those decisions don't
>> help with encouragement, inclusion and good will.  It's like you
>> are beating up the messenger.
>> We on the news team are trying our best to bring coverage about as
>> many of the flavors, derivatives, siblings or whatever you want to
>> call them.  We were asking for your help and instead you complain
>> about the word.  Seriously?
> Because I find the term offensive.
> I bring it up whenever I see it used.  I even said that I recognized he
> was only using a term others use.
> Why should I not bring it up?
> It's not meant as an attack on anyone, but to express an opinion.  If
> you're going to add a section as a part of showing appreciation, but
> name it something that bothers someone, isn't that useful to know?
> Scott K

This is an insult, tbh [0].  But since when does Canonical care about any other flavor?


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