Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Apr 2012 20:09 UTC, submitted by fran
Linux "Linux vendor Canonical said it has 'no interest' in Linux kernel development. Two weeks ago a Linux Foundation report showed that since version 2.6.32, Microsoft had committed more code to the Linux kernel than Canonical. Since then, Canonical has faced claims from rivals that it does not contribute to Linux as much as it should given its popularity. Recently Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth told The Inquirer that his company has no interest in contributing to the Linux kernel." Why is this such a bad thing? You can contribute more to open source than code alone. Like, I don't know, users?
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by stabbyjones on Sat 21st Apr 2012 00:00 UTC
stabbyjones
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Who says you have to contribute to the kernel if you want to use free software?

I rag on canonical a lot but they don't need to do anything just because the internet says so. They're a layer on top of debian adding their own custom software and ideals. Debian didn't work for mark's vision and that's okay.

Debian and derivatives have been working together a lot more to move derivative patches back to debian. Ideally leaving Ubuntu development to focus on experience while Debian continues to be Debian and all distros grow faster because of the added dev help and a sharper focus.

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