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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by SlackerJack on Wed 4th Aug 2010 13:38 UTC
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I'd really like to see them contribute a lot more. Instead they ship broken Plymouth, Intel drivers and various other bits.

Canonical should help fix the lower stack, specifically; Intel drivers like i915(they blacklisted some for Lucid while Fedora shipped working ones), the Nouveau driver, Plymouth.

They should have stuck with Splashy instead of trying to get news and marketing with the other cool toys and breaking them.

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