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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danieldk
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Disclaimer: I was one of the three Libranet employees. The loss of Jon hit Libranet hard, but this was not the only cause of its end. Before, it was difficult to sell enough Libranet 3.0 sets to be able to finance Libranet. Again, it is very hard to compete in a market where a millionaire throws around free CDs. And don't be fooled, in the end most vendors, including Canonical need money to fund development, but they were in the position where they could easily do damage to many existing players, and happily did so. And this is my problem with Canonical: they are so focused on raising their own profile, that they forget that they thrive on the community. From Red Hat all the way down to Fluendo.

When someone points them to their weaknesses, rather than addressing them, Mark accuses others of tribalism. It's not tribalism, but a simple message: contribute a bit more to the community.

Edited 2010-08-04 19:11 UTC

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