Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Sun 21st Sep 2008 06:46 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Linux Greg KH, Linux kernel developer delivered a keynote in the Linux plumbing conference about the health of the ecosystem. His message was essentially that distributions that don't contribute to the ecosystem have to rely on the whims of others which is unhealthy for them. Here is an introduction the development model and some interesting statistics about the Linux kernel code. Update by TH: Rebuttals are appearing all over the web, like this one by Canonical's Matt Zimmerman ("He's refuting a claim which has, quite simply, never been made. [...] When this sort of thing happens on mailing lists, it's called trolling."), or this one by another Canonical employee, Dustin Kirkland.
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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by FooBarWidget on Sun 21st Sep 2008 10:40 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
FooBarWidget
Member since:
2005-11-11

Well what millions is that then, where, into what FOSS?


Did you not follow the news? http://osnews.com/story/20282/Canonical_to_Fund_Upstream_Linux_Usab...
It was even on OSNews.

Or is it that you can never be pleased no matter what they do?

Edited 2008-09-21 10:41 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by SlackerJack on Sun 21st Sep 2008 10:47 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
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2005-11-12

Which has only just been announced, we're not talking about employing professionals we're talking about what they contribute code wise.

Still more free time people like me contribute artwork than them, I dont get a page on OSnews about it.

Edited 2008-09-21 11:01 UTC

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RE[6]: Comment by Kroc
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 21st Sep 2008 10:50 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Kroc"
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2005-06-29

about what they contribute code wise.


There's more to software than code.

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RE[6]: Comment by Kroc
by FooBarWidget on Sun 21st Sep 2008 12:39 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Kroc"
FooBarWidget Member since:
2005-11-11

Which has only just been announced, we're not talking about employing professionals we're talking about what they contribute code wise.


And why does it matter whether they code themselves or whether they hire others to code?

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RE[6]: Comment by Kroc
by OMRebel on Mon 22nd Sep 2008 04:13 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Kroc"
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2005-11-14

Which has only just been announced, we're not talking about employing professionals we're talking about what they contribute code wise.

Still more free time people like me contribute artwork than them, I dont get a page on OSnews about it.


Ummm...artwork? We're talking code, not changing the color of the background and thinking it makes you more special than a company that does, in fact, contribute code and money.

You should quit with the trolling.

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by cdude on Sun 21st Sep 2008 17:03 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

> Did you not follow the news?
> Or is it that you can never be pleased no matter what they do?

Fine. That tells us that they invest into news and PR as usual. Or do you assume we will see this time some kind of result upstream?

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