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 REM2000 on Mon 22nd Sep 2008 08:09 UTC
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Sorry if this has been said before, i think one of the best things with regard to ubuntu is that it has raised the profile of linux no end. Many new people coming into linux usually start with ubuntu and then sometimes move onto other distro's when confident with linux.

I think it's good to look inward, to question certain practices to ensure that linux doesn't go off track.

However with the free ubuntu disk send out, ubuntu ecosystem (users, comminutity, manufacturers(dell) etc..) i think that ubuntu has put a lot in.

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