Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Mar 2010 00:07 UTC, submitted by Jim Lynch
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu How surprised would you be, if I walked up to you and told you that every human needs oxygen to survive? I'm assuming that you wouldn't at all be surprised - you might start feeling a little uneasy that a random stranger walked up to you with such a crazy question, but you wouldn't be surprised by the we-need-oxygen fact. Apparently, people are surprised that Ubuntu is not a democracy.
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RE: Not exactly
by Symgeosis on Mon 22nd Mar 2010 14:55 UTC in reply to "Not exactly"
Symgeosis
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2005-09-13

Ubuntu has never labeled itself as a "democracy" nor has this ever been kept a secret. From day one, Shuttleworth has been referred to as the "sabdfl" or "self-appointed benevolent dictator for life."

Certain aspects of Ubuntu might be rather democratic but that does not necessarily imply that the design process must be democratic.

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RE[2]: Not exactly
by r_a_trip on Mon 22nd Mar 2010 15:26 in reply to "RE: Not exactly"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Ubuntu has never labeled itself as a "democracy" nor has this ever been kept a secret. From day one, Shuttleworth has been referred to as the "sabdfl" or "self-appointed benevolent dictator for life."

Certain aspects of Ubuntu might be rather democratic but that does not necessarily imply that the design process must be democratic.


Which is fine. If you've read what I wrote, you'd see that it was naivety on my side to expect more from Canonical. All the community talk was just that; talk. The Ubuntu community is comprised of Canonical's payroll. It was my flawed perception that made me unable to see this.

I don't like where the product Ubuntu is going. Since Canonical is the company calling the shots and end users are things to be ignored, I vote with my feet. Canonical owes me nothing and I owe Canonical nothing.

Thank you, Canonical, for six years of willingly given OS upgrades. Now it is time for me to move on.

Or do you suggest that I am now forever bound to express eternal gratitude to Canonical?

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