Flavor Review Request of UbuntuKylin

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Tue Feb 19 00:10:28 UTC 2013

On Monday, February 18, 2013 03:55:35 PM Mark Shuttleworth wrote:
> On 02/18/2013 03:03 PM, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > From your initial reply it sounded to me
> > like it might be a formal relationship with an arm of the Chinese
> > government and that would, I believe, be inappropriate.  I'm glad to see
> > that's not the case.
> We do have a formal relationship with the Kylin team. I appreciate the
> sensitivity, which is why we've coached this team to engage publicly
> with the Ubuntu community as well as with Canonical (and here they
> are!). We welcome contributions to free software from all sources, and
> we should judge contributors by their actions, not perceptions which can
> easily be incorrect.
> In this case, the team have been very receptive to transparent practices
> - they were at UDS, they are here now, and I've no doubt they would
> appreciate your guidance as a long-standing member of the community as
> to the best way to improve the platform. As always, expect an onramp,
> and niggles, but I would ask that we not pre-judge the effort.

I am certainly open to free software contributions from any individual  I 
don't care how they are paid (or not) to do the work or where they are from.

When you say "We" have a formal relationship with the Kylin team, who is "We", 
what is the nature of the relationship, and (because it appears to then be 
relevant), what is this Kylin team?

If this new Ubuntu flavor is approved, will it be allowed to be distributed in 
China without further modification that would compromise it's freeness?

Scott K

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