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[5]: Rant disguised as keynote
by segedunum on Sun 21st Sep 2008 22:40 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Rant disguised as keynote"
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Huh? Yes, of course they have. Otherwise I would still be using Debian on my desktop right now too, instead of Ubuntu.

You're going to need an awful lot more than that I'm afraid, and it's the sort of wishy-washy comment about what Ubuntu does I see an awful lot of.

Also many new things in GNOME desktop environment were first introduced by Ubuntu. And so on.

I don't see them I'm afraid. I don't see Canonical addresses on Gnome's mailing lists, see very little in the way of downstream patches pushed to upstream, and for a company that is trying to outdo the Mac I see no discussion at all on GTK and Gnome 3 when you would have thought that this would have been vitally important to them.

In short, it's all hot air.

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