Just curious about the internal machinery / interaction between Mint's and Debian's dev teams:
1. How do the bug-fixes and patches for LMDE make it to upstream?
2. LMDE is, IMHO, Mint's most exciting and promising version. Ubuntu has received some flak (perhaps not without reason) for not contributing to upstream bug-fixes. With LMDE's update packs, Mint's devs fix things in Debian's Testing repos and 'cushion' the upgrades against nasty surprises. In this context, how do Mint's dev team interact with Debian devs? Do the push the bug-fixes upstream or are the bug fixes out in the open for Debian to collect?
3. Have Debian devs expressed any interest in incorporating some of Mint's tools (e.g., MintUpdate, MintMenu) into Debian's core repos?
Clem posted Raphael Hertzog's Debian Admin Handbook's info on a blog post. That was really nice of him. I hope Mint & Debian teams have 'friendlier' relations than Debian has with its other famous derivative.
(I've tried LMDE for a while and loved it. I am seriously thinking of replacing one of my other installations with LMDE. Maybe after update pack #4 is released...if I can hold back until then, which seems unlikely... )