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 r_a_trip on Wed 15th Sep 2010 11:47 UTC in reply to "This again!"
r_a_trip
Member since:
2005-07-06

So we should stop healthy discourse and sharing of thoughts because it is seen by some as hate? One of the beautiful things that accompany the FOSS communities, is that every thing is open, even the bickering. At any given time you are in the clear where the gravity of an issue lies.

What good would it do to object to anything but not make that objection clear? People are free to object and act accordingly. With FOSS you get it upfront and out in the open.

As an aside: If everybody kept their mouth shut, what comments would you post on OSNews?

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RE[2]: This again!
by tweakedenigma on Wed 15th Sep 2010 14:08 in reply to "RE: This again!"
tweakedenigma Member since:
2006-12-27

I'm not saying people shouldn't say anything or shouldn't complain, (anyone that knows me will tell you I complain all the time). However, this attitude of these people don't do enough, these people aren't open enough, etc. Is a waste of effort. Does Canonical contribute as much code as Redhat or Novell, no, but look at the difference in size.

I have also seem many mention the Community well, I have been around for a while and I remember the Linux community before Ubuntu, seemed to be filled with lots of RTFM comments, if nothing else Ubuntu has provided a place where new users can get help without being treated like morons And if that is the only thing they ever did for the community it would be enough for me.

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