Releasing Alphas and Betas without "freezing"

Robbie Williamson robbie at
Thu Jun 21 19:50:16 UTC 2012

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On 06/21/2012 02:45 PM, Stéphane Graber wrote:
>>>>> Starting with just a bit of nitpicking but it's something
>>>>> we agreed at UDS that we'd try to get fixed in everyone's
>>>>> mind :) We're "flavours" not "derivatives", "flavours" are
>>>>> fully integrated in the Ubuntu project and have been
>>>>> recognized as such by the various governance boards. I
>>>>> usually consider "derivatives" as referring to our 
>>>>> downstreams like mint where they're indeed a derived
>>>>> product.
>>> Fair enough, but then this wiki page probably needs changing to
>>> reflect this: 
> I also thought that page was wrong initially but it's actually kind
> of right.
> You'll notice that the flavours are listed separately under a
> flavours heading on that page, and what's listed afterwards are
> proper "derivatives" as in, out of the archive, custom spin based
> on Ubuntu.
> I guess we could argue that the flavours probably shouldn't be
> listed on that page at all to make it clearer.
> Kate also reminded me on IRC that she has an action item to at
> least remove mentions of derivatives across all the official Ubuntu
> websites. The wiki will always be trickier as people (such as that
> DerivativeTeam I never heard about) can write whatever they
> want...
Fair enough...and true.

- -Robbie

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