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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Most of the developers working at Canonical probably work on packaging for Ubuntu and Debian and things like Unity.

I wouldn't say they leech, they have a different focus.

Canonical is only a 30 million dollar revenue company, comparing it to the amount of people RedHat can employ is just silly. RedHat is a billion dollar annual revenue company.

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