Hai Charlie (and the rest), I think something went wrong with your reply so I forwarded to everyone again. @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://www.ubuntu.com/project/about-ubuntu/derivatives  http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2011/12/05/%23ubuntu-news.html starting from 18:15 ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Charlie Kravetz <c...@teamcharliesangels.com> Date: Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 15:00 Subject: Re: New Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter section To: ubuntu-news <ubuntu-news-t...@lists.ubuntu.com> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On Tue, 06 Dec 2011 00:15:42 -0500 Scott Kitterman <ubu...@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 copyright restrictions. 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? - -- Charlie Kravetz Linux Registered User Number 425914 [http://counter.li.org/] Never let anyone steal your DREAM. [http://keepingdreams.com] -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux) iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJO3h/sAAoJEFNEIRz9dxbAoQcH/1iu2OOYGolO4yniPNjKm/M0 TC0dBv+/RbKVO1XUxYRP1a88Rd/rpYwfbvDkejwi5XsP4ruLueeAzTvX18WFOKZS mFhNTjqrGC4I060NkwlDtv3C04Nt7SmQlhWsh6rPr+qdft5DbjPcj72s6i8QEv/0 AzXNvxGGExuQrr/4o1+D05u7c3joMZI6CyTsHz+JnuUpJ9yfZM3AeXjT17whv9QX EOz/mrR9SXrywJVEZZvzwNSToJtgudvAMC4HB+I2nL2BHmJk9e7VNoArRJt7E+k7 JeC4tlc0SWUeRh6pQJom2q9htsDiHynZHkmn8m5J/1RBztomYMLtmOVCzCMIkhw= =f0gD -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- Ubuntu-news-team mailing list ubuntu-news-t...@lists.ubuntu.com Modify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-news-team
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