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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ssa2204
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Here is a simple way to answer this question:

If both Red Hat and Canonical went away tomorrow, which would be most missed?

If Ubuntu went away, nothing changes, everyone just goes to a different distro, and they are forgotten in time like the likes of Libranet and Linspire before them.

If Red Hat went away, the entire Linux community would crawl to a standstill trying to pick up the slack. The community would lose its best contributors, its leaders, and would likely never really recover.


I would say this is checkmate on this argument.

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