Linked by David Adams on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 16:05 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Linux As we mentioned in a previous article, Red Hat advocate Greg DeKoenigsberg claimed that due to the much larger amount of code it's contributed, Red Hat is a better open source citizen than Canonical, adding, "Canonical is a marketing organization masquerading as an engineering organization." A Computerworld blog retorts that that's no insult; and that marketing Linux could be just as important to the cause as contributing code. Updated
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What marketing?
by Lunitik on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 20:15 UTC
Lunitik
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Canonical has done very little to actually market Ubuntu itself. Even the billboards etc, they were done by the users, not Canonical themselves.

Ubuntu is popular because of word of mouth, not marketing per say. To say Canonical contributed to that is a stretch.

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