Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Sep 2010 22:42 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu If there's one consistent piece of criticism that gets lobbed in Canonical's and Mark Shuttleworth's direction, it's that they do not contribute enough code - or anything else for that matter - to the Free software world. Mark Shuttleworth has apparently had enough, and has written a very, very lengthy blog post detailing how he feels about this criticism.
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Just out of curiosity, how many other Linux distributions or companies that might sponsor them over on Distrowatch actually collaborate?

As a Linux user, I don't write code either or contribute to the Linux kernel (or any other open source product). Does that in a sense make me as bad as Canonical? (God I certainly hope the "collaboration police" don't come looking for me this evening, I might have to switch back to Windows to throw them off....)

Your free to collaborate, and the beauty of it all is that if you don't want to, you don't have too. I really don't consider it a big deal. As long as Canonical does not violate the GPL or any other open source license, they are free to do what they want in regards to Ubuntu.

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