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    Ubuntu derivatives

    Are the following derivatives owned by Canonical?

    • Edubuntu;
    • Kubuntu;
    • Lubuntu; and
    • Xubuntu.

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    Re: Ubuntu derivatives

    They are supported by Canonical, not owned by them. As far as I know, they do not do any development for those distributions; they are (I believe) entirely volunteer-run.
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    Re: Ubuntu derivatives

    So Canonical is only responsible for Ubuntu then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Andrew Upton View Post
    So Canonical is only responsible for Ubuntu then?
    Canonical provides the repositories for all the derivatives, as well as the build system to build the various packages and iso's for them.

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    Re: Ubuntu derivatives

    As far as 12.04, Kubuntu was in-house though wasn't it?

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    Re: Ubuntu derivatives

    Correct. For something like 7 or 8 years before that Jonathan Riddell was he only paid Kubuntu developer at Canonical.

    Kubuntu is now more or less just like Ed-, L-, X- ubuntu
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    Re: Ubuntu derivatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Andrew Upton View Post
    So Canonical is only responsible for Ubuntu then?
    In a way. However, Canonical's support of the other varieties is conditional upon their adhering to certain standards. I don't know what the standards are.

    Lubuntu is the most recent of them; it started as an independent distro. After a year or two (I forget how long), Canonical agreed to include it in its official offerings and therefore to support it. Lubuntu has become the best official distro to support low-end hardware (there are unofficial distros for even lower-end hardware; Bodhi comes to mind).
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    Re: Ubuntu derivatives

    Thank you for your help, people.

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