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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"Wouldn't our graphics drivers, network drivers, sound drivers, and desktop applications be better if Canonical were devoting a part of its engineering resources to developing them?

Yes, because that strategy has worked out SO WELL for the desktop efforts of Mandriva, Red Hat, and SUSE.
It does. I'm using an open ATI driver without any problems developed with a lot of funding from RedHat.

If the driver wasn't working I would be screwed the moment ATI stopped supporting my card on the closed driver.

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