Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Jul 2006 19:03 UTC, submitted by Patrick
Debian and its clones "Ubuntu caused a lot of friction with and for Debian. In discussions with its founder, Mark Shuttleworth, and other Ubuntu developers during (and before) Debconf6, I was able to spell out the main criticisms from the Debian perspectives of the way Canonical/Ubuntu is handling things (without a claim to completeness). These criticisms mainly stem from discussions with fellow developers over the past 18 months, and I largely support all of them. I am publicising them here to help make the status quo more transparent."
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RE[3]: Lock in my a#$
by MechR on Fri 7th Jul 2006 23:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Lock in my a#$"
MechR
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2006-01-11

"The only people who think otherwise likely being career students having their lives paid for by mommy and daddy or career educators and lecturers - Basically people who've never had to do a honest days WORK."

Wait a sec, isn't teaching one of society's most important (and, evidently, underappreciated) jobs?

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RE[4]: Lock in my a#$
by deathshadow on Sat 8th Jul 2006 00:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Lock in my a#$"
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2005-07-12

>> Wait a sec, isn't teaching one of society's most important (and, evidently, underappreciated) jobs?

Yeah, but what's the old saying? Those who can, do... those who can't, teach.

The comparison between open source developers and teachers works pretty good in my mind - they are often some of the most brilliant people I've ever met - and at the same time I wouldn't trust spot one of them to find their way out of a piss soaked paper bag with a hole in the bottom.

There's a certain... detachment from reality, that goes with both vocations.

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