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: Business as usual
by Lunitik on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 20:37 UTC in reply to "Business as usual"
Lunitik
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After 6 years running Canonical, they are still not making money as far as I know. They haven't added much of worth to the desktop either, despite getting all the credit.

Udev was done by a former Novell guy, working now with Google - that was the big one that Ubuntu profited from. They became "the first distro to ship project utopia" despite doing nothing to actually assist in that work.

Name anything else you use on a DAILY basis, or things that actually assist in making your life easier on Linux... nothing that adds to the experience of Linux on the desktop has actually come from Ubuntu, nothing. All they've done is added around the edges, and allowed proprietary drivers by default.

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