New Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter section

Amber Graner akgraner at
Tue Dec 6 05:28:34 UTC 2011

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?

> Scott K
> On 12/05/2011 09:35 PM, Chris wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I'd like to take this opportunity to tell everyone about the new section on
>> the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. It's a section devoted to the development of
>> the official derivatives of Ubuntu. For this we'd like to receive every
>> week that you have a meeting, a link to the summary of the meeting. This is
>> all to more acknowledgement of the hard work everyone in the derivatives
>> branches are doing.
>> If there are any questions, please ask them here or on #ubuntu-news.
>> akgraner and me (MrChrisDruif) should be around to answer your questions.
>> With metta, Chris

Amber Graner//akgraner//

Just me Amber.

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