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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by benhonghu on Mon 22nd Sep 2008 06:18 UTC
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Greg is a decent guy and I personally think Ubuntu is not bad a distro. I don't believe there's anything sinister about Greg's presentation.

My attitude is, don't get too serious. Has Ubuntu contributed to the Linux community, yes. Is it a good thing for Ubuntu to contribute more to the upstream? Yes. So there you go.

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