Collaboration with upstream projects (Re: 10k open Ubuntu bugs)

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Thu Apr 27 19:55:17 BST 2006

On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 01:08:14AM -0500, john e wrote:
> I'm curious about the uptake of all the collaboration. Are upstream
> (and possably other distros) actively reading or some how
> automatically receiving bug reports/feature requests/feedback/patches?
> I'm really hopefull they are. Streamlining the process the way I heard
> it envisioned is great; but I'm curious: How has it been so-far, and
> howmuch acceptance/energy has the process received?

The best answer is "it depends".  Ubuntu incorporates software from
literally thousands of upstream projects, and these relationships vary from
extremely close (upstreams working with us in Malone, active bidirectional
flow of patches) to nonexistent (no communication).

 - mdz

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