Fwd: New Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter section
cyber.druif at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 14:37:45 UTC 2011
Hai Charlie (and the rest),
I think something went wrong with your reply so I forwarded to everyone
@Scott K: I think it's a problem with using a lot of terms side-by-side and
mixing things up even. As you can see, the page  Ubuntu uses is called
Derivatives. However on that same page the officially recognized once are
suddenly called "flavor". In my humble opinion it's a more friendly term to
use, but we should get some (dare I say it?) "Unity" in our naming scheme.
It might have been my mistake, because the information  given by Kate
apparently also talked about Flavors. But it's important everyone knows
what the "correct" term is/should be.
I hope this clears up some of the mess (originally created to ask for help
on getting links to the meeting minutes).
With metta, Chris
 http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2011/12/05/%23ubuntu-news.html starting from
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From: Charlie Kravetz <cjk at teamcharliesangels.com>
Date: Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 15:00
Subject: Re: New Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter section
To: ubuntu-news <ubuntu-news-team at lists.ubuntu.com>
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On Tue, 06 Dec 2011 00:15:42 -0500
Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com> 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 K
I have heard several times that the word "derivative" is incorrect when
referring to these distributions based on Ubuntu. Why is it incorrect?
According to the definition:
derivative (comparative more derivative, superlative most derivative)
1. Imitative of the work of someone else.
2. (law, copyright law) Referring to a work, such as a translation
or adaptation, based on another work that may be subject to
Perhaps Kubuntu, having been developed alongside of Ubuntu is not a
derivative, but the others are very much "adapted or based on another
work" (Ubuntu). I can not any definition that excludes this adaption
from being a derivative.
Maybe an explanation of why this word is wrong is in order here?
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