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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someguy10
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2007-08-01

Yes, you're right.

There have been similar cases (well, more or less) where alternatives have been developed for specific needs. One of the most famous cases is Git.

BUT (and this is one big BUT):

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/RedHatContributions

http://sources.redhat.com/projects.html

http://www.redhat.com/truthhappens/leadership/osdevelopment/

http://et.redhat.com/page/Main_Page

Etc ...

In the event that Redhat stopped support Linux Development (with code, developers and infrastructure) the whole ecosystem would suffer to the ground. Of course, other companies or individuals would continue to work but the transition would be a real *****pain in the ass*****.

Could you say the same about Canonical? ;) .

And the little or much success that Ubuntu may have today is due primarily to ***Debian*** and ***Redhat***, but above all, due to this sentence that Ubuntu community seems to have forgotten:

"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants".

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