Linked by David Adams on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 16:05 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Linux As we mentioned in a previous article, Red Hat advocate Greg DeKoenigsberg claimed that due to the much larger amount of code it's contributed, Red Hat is a better open source citizen than Canonical, adding, "Canonical is a marketing organization masquerading as an engineering organization." A Computerworld blog retorts that that's no insult; and that marketing Linux could be just as important to the cause as contributing code. Updated
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RE[3]: Ubuntu
by akaas on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 17:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ubuntu"
akaas
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2009-08-16


Yeah, they were. Fedora made an exception occasionally (I still have fond memories of FC1), but Ubuntu raises the bar constantly.

When I see the top contributors of kernel, X.Org, GNOME, etc. I think it's usually Red Hat who raises the bar most. Well of course the bar raises on all distributions thanks to Red Hat's way to contribute to projects.

Distributions which support proprietary software gets usually praises in reviews.

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RE[4]: Ubuntu
by JAlexoid on Wed 4th Aug 2010 09:47 in reply to "RE[3]: Ubuntu"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

When I see the top contributors of kernel, X.Org, GNOME, etc. I think it's usually Red Hat who raises the bar most. Well of course the bar raises on all distributions thanks to Red Hat's way to contribute to projects.


Depends on what the contributions are.
Microsoft also contributed to Linux by adding support for their hypervisor. But did it benefit anyone else?
There are different types of contributions and RedHat is mostly interested in the server-side of things.

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