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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by Dr-ROX on Wed 4th Aug 2010 10:16 UTC
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Remember times in school, university or at work - who are the best known and sucessful people? Those, who have good communication skills and shouts loudest. They may be no good at some skills, but they are known and people listens to them. In opposite, many engineers and other people with high competences are often called nerds and many of those, even geniuses end up working for those having good talking skills.
In Linux world, most development is done by RedHat and Nowell. Ubuntu develops some software, some integration tools, etc, but they show Linux for broader audience. They may be not contributing so much code - this is done by those silent engineers, but they are makeing people talk about them.

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