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: Keep your bugs
by robgarth on Mon 22nd Sep 2008 04:51 UTC in reply to "Keep your bugs"
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No it's not. It's more than that. I want Ubuntu to be a better citizen because it represents the user. With no code contributions, not just to the system, but also to places like gnome, it is the enterprise calling the shots.

Other than the occasional rant where Shuttleworth tells the community where it is wrong, nothing is going upstream and Ubuntu have very little control on where packages are heading. If Ubuntu really want to make linux the user os I hope it will be, then invest in some programmers who work on the upstream packages they want to use.

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