Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2012 09:58 UTC, submitted by gogothebee
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu This shouldn't come as a huge surprise. Jonathan Riddell, lead developer of the Kubuntu project and the only person paid by Canonical to work on the KDE variant of the popular distribution, has announced that after the 12.04 release, Canonical will no longer be funding him, effectively putting Kubuntu on the same level as other Ubuntu variants like Xubuntu.
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RE[3]: No surprise
by Nth_Man on Wed 8th Feb 2012 19:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: No surprise"
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Now that the rats have started deserting that sinking ship, it's only a matter of time.

"Out of the 25 people who notably contributed in the past year, 1 person was employed by Canonical to do so (i.e. 4% of general Kubuntu work was financed by Canonical)." And he has not left the ship. And he doesn't like being called "rat", don't you think? :-|


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