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[2]: What marketing?
by Lunitik on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 20:32 UTC in reply to "RE: What marketing?"
Lunitik
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That isn't marketing, though.

How many people do you think actually stuck to Ubuntu after getting those free CD's? I know a lot of people from my former tech college that ordered it because its free, installed it once to see what its like, but removed it and went back to their previous OS.

It certainly hasn't resulted in Canonical earning money, so its hard to say it was a successful endeavor.

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