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Is Debian dead?

It's that time of year again. Dana Blankenhorn writes on ZDNet about the Linspire/Ubuntu deal.
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Linspire, however, acts like a proprietary company, complete with PR drums and spin. This deal is not with but with Ubuntu sponsor Canonical, which quietly handles other important projects from offices on the Isle of Man.

Ubuntu was originally a fork of Debian, and like all forks that exceed their parents we have to ask why. So, why?

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