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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dragossh
Member since:
2008-12-16

From support costs. You are aware RedHat doesn't magically make money appear, right?

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felipec Member since:
2007-09-25

From support costs. You are aware RedHat doesn't magically make money appear, right?

"support costs"? What does that even mean? RedHat is a company, just like any other company their primary goal is to make money, and they do, and they reserve part of that money to support the linux community, and contribute.

What prevents Canonical from doing the same?

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dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

http://www.redhat.com/services/ Enjoy!

It's not anything that prevents them, it's just that Canonical decided to focus on one thing: the desktop. Blaming them for this is like blaming Samsung for taking Android and putting a skin on top of it.

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