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: Ideology
by filosofem on Wed 4th Aug 2010 10:22 UTC in reply to "Ideology"
filosofem
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2010-05-05

Ubuntu also has a strong leader/jesus figure and it's not democratic. This guarantees it won't get stuck in internal struggles (as happens with debian on occasion). It's the distro that will the most succesful one in the future as well, in terms of mindshare if not financially.


Except that Ubuntu is heading in the wrong direction IMO and no one is going to be able to change whatever decisions made by the S-dictator. Some developers have actually left because of this. Any wonder that quite a few Ubuntu-based distros are silently moving away from it?

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