Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Sep 2010 22:42 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu If there's one consistent piece of criticism that gets lobbed in Canonical's and Mark Shuttleworth's direction, it's that they do not contribute enough code - or anything else for that matter - to the Free software world. Mark Shuttleworth has apparently had enough, and has written a very, very lengthy blog post detailing how he feels about this criticism.
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RE: This again!
by lemur2 on Wed 15th Sep 2010 03:51 UTC in reply to "This again!"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

At the end of the day no group does enough so lets hate them all. In fact lets close down all FOSS projects seeing as no one can meet the communities high standards.

Google Sucks because they used H.264
Oracle Sued Google How dare they.
Novell Made a Deal with MS
Canonical doesn't do Enough.
RedHat Abandoned the Desktop and Make some Windows only software.
IBM sued over Patents.
KDE started as closed source, is unstable, and to complex.
Gnome treats users Like morons.

Do I really need to go on?


Gee, one would almost start to wonder if there wasn't some kind of astroturf smear campaign going on here.

I wounder if there might be some influential party somewhere who was interested in encouraging its own supporters to go on Internet forums, pretend to be ordinary users, and moan incessantly about FOSS for any reason at all that they could dream up. It doesn't have to make any sense, it just has to drive a wedge, and introduce a negative meme. Divide and conquer stuff.

Hmmm.

Perhaps that is why we hear this kind of stuff over and over, ad nauseum, even though it is absolute drivel.

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RE[2]: This again!
by saynte on Wed 15th Sep 2010 10:33 in reply to "RE: This again!"
saynte Member since:
2007-12-10

Remember, however, that the recent initial spark for the 'Canonical doesn't do enough' argument came from within the FOSS community, not from without.

This is the case with many of the perceived FOSS 'problems', they are often criticisms leveled by those from within. In the end you just have to examine each point on its own and decide if it is drivel or not: ignore all of the 'moaning' and you'll miss something valuable to be sure.

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RE[2]: This again!
by dragossh on Wed 15th Sep 2010 12:13 in reply to "RE: This again!"
dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

I bet Microsoft is paying people to do this...

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RE[3]: This again!
by dvhh on Thu 16th Sep 2010 02:31 in reply to "RE[2]: This again!"
dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20

No, my bet is on SCO ;)

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RE[2]: This again!
by nt_jerkface on Wed 15th Sep 2010 18:56 in reply to "RE: This again!"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26


Perhaps that is why we hear this kind of stuff over and over, ad nauseum, even though it is absolute drivel.


The problem with that theory is that outside of FOSS nerds will still argue over the most trivial subjects like which Star Trek was best or what constitutes an RPG.

It happens in the .net realm as well, just google "wpf vs winforms" to see a good example.

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