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The supermarket thing

I don't usually post news from the Debian bloggers, but this entry from Joey Hess seems to have made the headlines, as he comments his fears that Ubuntu is reducing Debian to a supermarket of components.
Read it here


At DebConf I whined at Mark Shuttleworth about my fears that Ubuntu is reducing Debian to a supermarket of components (an analogy that was introduced entirely innocently by someone else during an unrelated talk). At least, that seems to be the kind of comment that I later heard some Ubuntu people characterize as whining. Anyway, NewsForge ran an article about DebConf that included a mention of that, and I had to follow up with a comment explaining a bit more about the problem. I'll reproduce it here:

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