Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Dec 2006 19:41 UTC, submitted by Matt D.
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Perhaps it's just me, but I'm having a difficult time understanding Mark Shuttleworth, the Ubuntu founder, when he figured that openly trying to recruit developers from other Linux projects was a good idea. Doing so in a mailing list in the manner that he did was, to be brutally honest, in very poor taste. As luck would have it, the response has not been too exciting thus far."
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What's the big deal?
by proftv on Mon 11th Dec 2006 20:54 UTC
proftv
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2006-01-01

I see nothing wrong with anything Mark Shuttlesworth did. There is and should be at least a little competition between all the Linux distros for good developers. Mark saw the possibility that some Suse developers may not be happy with the Microsoft deal and he extended an invitation to them to come to Ubunu if they decided to jump ship. I don't understand why some people are so uptight about that.

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RE: What's the big deal?
by codehead78 on Mon 11th Dec 2006 21:39 in reply to "What's the big deal?"
codehead78 Member since:
2006-08-04

He was capitalizing on Microsoft FUD. Some people consider leveraging FUD to be a bad thing regardless of who is doing it.

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v RE[2]: What's the big deal?
by tomcat on Tue 12th Dec 2006 06:20 in reply to "RE: What's the big deal?"
RE[3]: What's the big deal?
by chemical_scum on Tue 12th Dec 2006 16:35 in reply to "RE: What's the big deal?"
chemical_scum Member since:
2005-11-02

He was capitalizing on Microsoft FUD. Some people consider leveraging FUD to be a bad thing regardless of who is doing it.

No he was capitalizing on Novell having sold a new FUD License to Microsoft.

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