Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Oct 2012 22:37 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Donating to software projects - or, more accurately, open source projects. It's hardly new, it's hardly rare, and I'm sure most of us have donated at some point. That's probably why Canonical has opened Ubuntu up for donations - but with a twist.
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RE[3]: Not donating to distros.
by moondevil on Thu 11th Oct 2012 11:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not donating to distros."
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The effort required to package the software into a distro is relatively easy when compared to develop the software, espicially since the developers use autotools and even go as far as providing rpm spec files and stuff. Look at all the Debian spins. Sometimes, it's just a new wallpaper and some software selection.

This is one of the reasons Linux distributions have failed in the desktop for normal users.

You need more than just pack a set of .rpms with an install script into a CD.

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