[Freedombox-discuss] Ubuntu and Freedom Box?

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Sun Nov 7 15:35:08 UTC 2010

On Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 12:57:05PM +0000, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
>On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 07:58:03PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> More specifically: Ubuntu has a different view on what hardware is 
>> relevant to support. Where Debian generally aim at hardware still 
>> possible to buy (ARMv5 or ARMv6), Ubuntu aim at hardware expected 
>> popular to buy in the near future (ARMv7).
>> Ubuntu is a business, working directly with hardware vendors: 
>> Interested in pushing sales of new hardware.
>Ubuntu is a free software platform, derived from Debian.  Being a 
>user-centric project, we're keen to focus on hardware which provides 
>the best experience for users.  Ubuntu Netbook Edition and Desktop 
>Edition are simply a lot more pleasant to use (read: usable at all) on 
>modern ARM hardware.
>Canonical is a business, working with hardware vendors, who are 
>interested in selling their products.  Most of them are selling 
>traditional embedded-class platforms as well as newer, high-performance 
>ones, but Canonical's services are more appropriate for the latter.

Thanks for clarifying.

>> Debian is a community, working directly with users: Interested in 
>> extending the lifespan of hardware.
>Let's work together where it is beneficial to do so. :-)


Debian resources like Alioth is the optimal platform for collaboration 
across Debian and derived distributions like Ubuntu.

Canonical resources like Launchpad is less optimal IMO, due to a higher 
risk of accidentally creating things not fully compatible with debian. 
Above example of supported ARM sub-architectures being one such example.

Kind regards,

  - Jonas

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