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.
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RE: Accurate or not.... So what?
by VistaUser on Sun 21st Sep 2008 20:43 UTC in reply to "Accurate or not.... So what?"
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I do not hear or see Canonical arguing that their contributions are in volume or nature comparable to Novell's or Red Hat's

But you do get Mr Shuttleworth saying that other other distributions should base their kernel of Ubuntu's as it is more stable and better tested... and you get him projecting a leadership image where he is leading the Gnome community down a path and asking others to move to his tools instead of Canonical to upstream's.

What this presentation shows that while Canonical talks the talk, it is not yet walking the walk. It is valid and debunks the leadership myth that Mark Shuttleworth is trying to project.

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