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: This is why I wont use Ubuntu
by granadajose on Mon 22nd Sep 2008 09:41 UTC in reply to "This is why I wont use Ubuntu"
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It is not fair saying that Ubuntu does not contribute nothing. An operating system is not only made up of software, and Ubuntu contributes in many important ways. The number of users is very important, since they spread the operating system and create opportunities for the developers.

Maybe Ubuntu is not the best of the existing Linux distributions, but it now is the most popular one in a market controlled by Microsoft products. It would be better to join efforts to achieve a change to Linux operating system than involve in this internal fighting that does not benefit at all the Linux world.

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