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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Business as usual
by Valhalla on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 20:19 UTC
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Seems obvious to me that Canonical has been moving in on Red Hat's turf (likely making offers to Red Hat clients) and while Red Hat's response may seem like it's directed at Canonical, it's really aimed at the customers "See who is doing the real work and make sure you add that to the equation when you consider Canonical's offers".

Most important for Linux today, Red Hat obviously, since Linux on the desktop is not exactly big business. However, Canonical is in my opinion the first company really making an effort of pushing Linux on the desktop and Ubuntu has obviously made Linux more accesible for desktop users, so who knows what the future may hold.

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