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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If you want to claim to be a part of the open source community, then contribute. If you're a part of the family, then take out the garbage, wash the dishes, mow the grass once in a while. Guests are always welcome, but don't be surprised if you're not received as warmly as family is.


This is the kind of attitude that keeps a lot of users away from OSS projects and in the open arms of MS and Apple. Sometimes, it seems that such users are not really welcomed by everyone so losing them to proprietary software is not a big loss.

Non code contributing/hacking users are seen as annoying leechers and their problems are a nuisance.

Luckily, not all OSS projects share this way of thinking.

Edited 2010-09-15 09:38 UTC

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