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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JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

I think Ubuntu has actually been bad for Linux due to it having zero corporate appeal.

Now that is an outright false statement.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

No it's an opinion.

The corporate world has completely ignored Ubuntu in case you hadn't noticed.

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ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

The corporate world has completely ignored Ubuntu in case you hadn't noticed.


Pretty much no other company has put a serious effort on pushing the Linux desktop, so while Ubuntu hasn't succeeded on the corporate world it has helped Linux grow in mind share.

I don't think that's something that hurts Linux.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

No it's an opinion.

The corporate world has completely ignored Ubuntu in case you hadn't noticed.


Does IBM count as part of the corporate world? Does Google?

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