Stabilsing Debain sid
This article (and many posters) seem to be under the impression that
Ubuntu is based on the stable release of Debian (codename Lenny).
Actually this is mistaken because Ubuntu is actually based on the
unstable version of Debian (always called "sid").
The stable release allows the construction/maintenance of reliable
systems and software. The unstable version on the other hand allows
the improvement and debugging of software to continue unabated. It
is so to speak a moving target. One day it's stable the next it's
not. (Ask anyone who went through the X86 to xorg process!)
If this article is correct then Ubuntu wants to call a 1/2 yearly
freeze of the development of Debian unstable. This will institute
a periodic halt to the valuable, continuous development and debugging
process of Debian merely because Ubuntu wants to halt the "moving target"
so as to gain total control over the software quality of it's 1/2
yearly distribution upgrade.
Ubuntu wants to have it both ways. It wants the cutting edge of
Debian unstable with the stability of Debian stable.
Why doesn't Ubuntu just call it's own freeze on collecting software
from Debian and come back 6 months later and grab the next batch?
Or it there some other, ulterior motive?