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Debian: Living in Interesting Times has an article that Ubuntu and Debian Core Consortium developments take the distro in unexpected directions.
The article comments the possible directions and future of Debian Core consortium –

Time will tell whether DCC ends up going anywhere. After watching UnitedLinux fall apart, and waiting all year for UserLinux to go somewhere, I'm withholding judgment for now.

I will say, though, that the stated DCC aim of providing com-patibility with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the RPM package format seems to me like a waste of time. If organizations want RHEL, they can buy it, or have an RHEL clone like CentOS for free. Enterprise Debian efforts should focus on Debian, and on Debian's strengths—a major one of which is the distribution's native packaging system.

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