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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deathshadow
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2005-07-12

Obviously don't get

You say that like it's a bad thing.

The single most important thing about open source is collaboration;

Which means jack **** to Joe Sixpack user who isn't a coder, and so long as that attitude prevails Linux will continue to be a buggy geek tinkertoy on the desktop.

JHVH forbid someone take it and try to package it in a manner a normal person might actually try and use.

But again, the only people who care about "open source" or not are back room *nix server geeks who felt left behind by the REAL computer revolution, career educators and lecturers, and college age/younger losers dumb enough to buy into the naive pipe dream rhetoric while still having life paid for by mommy and daddy.

To the average person -- aka someone who doesn't write code, doesn't want to write code, and is even willing to pay other people to do it so they can actually get some WORD DONE -- the entire "free as in freedom" snake oil means NOTHING -- at least unlike some other distro's Ubuntu is willing to acknowledge it.

Though it's fun watching the free***'s kvetch once they encounter the truth of REAL freedom. When you have ACTUAL freedom you often have to put up with other people doing things you don't like.

Such as taking your freely given product and doing whatever the hell they want with it -- hence the LIE of the FSF which puts restrictions on 'freely given' in the name of Freedom. Uhm...

Edited 2010-09-16 13:26 UTC

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