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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RE: Ubuntu
by Lunitik on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 20:21 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu"
Lunitik
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Ask yourself why you think Ubuntu works, then look at who has contributed to the parts that you believe made the experience better.

Canonical is a packager of Linux, they develop some things around maintenance that are nice - like janitor and software-center. They also develop a decent development platform in Launchpad, but very little of the software you think is improving things is written by Red Hat.

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