Linked by David Adams on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 17:07 UTC, submitted by Amy Bennett
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Greg DeKoenigsberg set off what would become a firestorm of debate in the Linux community last week when he posted rant against Canonical for their low ranking on number of commits to GNOME, based on a recent census study. Over the weekend, DeKoenigsberg apologized for the rant and explained in a more measured tone why he lashed out in anger at the findings of the GNOME Census, then again later at Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth's response to the debate, a broader argument against tribalism.
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Posts? Marketing? Both?
by dc.ricardo on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 23:51 UTC
dc.ricardo
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2009-06-02

I don't think one can measure the contribution to a project just looking at where and how much commits come from.

For example, just by choosing Gnome, Ubuntu is really boosting it's development. Exposure, I mean. Get it? Someone has to develop, another has to put "on the user desk".

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RE: Posts? Marketing? Both?
by jptros on Wed 4th Aug 2010 12:42 in reply to "Posts? Marketing? Both?"
jptros Member since:
2005-08-26

It makes you wonder if this Greg DeKoenigsberg guy and others like him really see anything past the end of their own noses and self interests.

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