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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JacobMunoz
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2006-03-17

Where do all these people get the idea that Canonical is obligated to do anything? I've been quite happy with Linux Mint 9 (an Ubuntu derivative, which Canonical receives nothing for), and I just don't get what all the complaining is about.

SO, the don't upstream as much as YOU would like. T.F.S. Get over it. Ubuntu is a DISTRIBUTION - not necessarily a development team. And even if they were only strictly coders whose sole purpose was to submit patches and updates - where (please, tell me) do people get the right to bash them for not performing (for FREE, mind you) up to some petty whining child's expectations..

Its all just so silly.. ..and the pathetic in-fighting doesn't help the reputation of ANY Linux distributions. Remember, we're trying to make a software platform - not a religion.

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