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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by Manuma on Sun 21st Sep 2008 14:34 UTC
Manuma
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Ubuntu shines more than other distros because they take all the disorganized crap that is the Free Software, proccess it and offer it to the user in a digested and organized way. And that to me has more value than the most brilliant kernel hack.

Edited 2008-09-21 14:35 UTC

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by KAMiKAZOW on Sun 21st Sep 2008 15:16 in reply to "..."
KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

Ubuntu shines more than other distros because they take all the disorganized crap that is the Free Software

Free Software is crap? Wow, never thought of that. Thank you for your insightful comment.
I'd also never thought that every distribution other than Ubuntu sucks. Tell that to the osnews.com editors to make them never post "lies" like those again: http://www.osnews.com/story/19895
Other "lies" are posted there: http://www.linux.com/feature/119783

I can't close my posting quoting the biggest "lie" spreader out there -- ArsTechnica:
Ubuntu 8.04 pushes forward, but trips over its own feet because of the PulseAudio integration problems. The clear failure to improve some of the weak spots that we identified in 7.10--like Tracker's mediocre search tool--also detracts from the value of this release.

http://arstechnica.com/reviews/os/hardy-heron-review.ars/5

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