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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People give a damn because if Canonical managed to somehow dislodge RedHat from its leadership position and their roles were reversed, unless Canonical changed its practices, there would be 16 times less people contributing to upstream projects.

Everybody would lose.

This is not an issue as long as Canonical remains a small bit player, but it has grand ambitions and in some areas it pretends to be more than a bit player. This can lead to trouble.

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