Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Sun 21st Sep 2008 06:46 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Linux Greg KH, Linux kernel developer delivered a keynote in the Linux plumbing conference about the health of the ecosystem. His message was essentially that distributions that don't contribute to the ecosystem have to rely on the whims of others which is unhealthy for them. Here is an introduction the development model and some interesting statistics about the Linux kernel code. Update by TH: Rebuttals are appearing all over the web, like this one by Canonical's Matt Zimmerman ("He's refuting a claim which has, quite simply, never been made. [...] When this sort of thing happens on mailing lists, it's called trolling."), or this one by another Canonical employee, Dustin Kirkland.
Permalink for comment 330985
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: Rant disguised as keynote
by VistaUser on Sun 21st Sep 2008 19:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Rant disguised as keynote"
Member since:

Well, obviously their GUI and usability work, especially that related to GNOME.

What Usability work?

The usability work where Mark Shuttleworth fought tooth and nails to keep the "About Gnome" menu item?

Apart from the press release(s) have they actually done anything?

Reply Parent Score: 3