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[2]: Accurate or not.... So what?
by irbis on Sun 21st Sep 2008 21:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Accurate or not.... So what?"
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debunks the leadership myth that Mark Shuttleworth is trying to project.

Blehh..., what exactly is your point, VistaUser? Many other leaders in the opensource community tend to be much more aggressive and dominant than Mark Shuttleworth has been: Linus, RMS, ESR, the participants in the Mono/.net debate etc.

Shuttleworth is rather considered a relatively diplomatic person who tries to be in good terms with others (which, by the way, is probably one reason why Ubuntu and Mr. Shuttleworth are so popular). But he is interviewed and asked questions about this and that all the time, and of course he supports his own projects and their goals. But I don't see him trying to force his opinions on anybody, not to mention trying to control the direction of other projects like GNOME or other distributions - anymore than anybody else (like Novell, a big rich company) is.

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