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 Rahul on Mon 22nd Sep 2008 07:46 UTC in reply to "Keep your bugs"
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"This rant is basically Enterprise Linux vs Desktop Linux. Red-Hat and friends contribute a lot of code, yes. What you all forget to mention is that it is code THEY and their corporate friends need. It adds 0 value to Linux as a Desktop OS"

Red Hat leads the development of GTK, HAL, DBus, NetworkManager, PulseAudio, PolicyKit and dozens of other desktop components without which desktop linux of today would not exist

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