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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winkleink
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2010-09-15

I find it intriguing that there is so much complaining about how much people contribute or which distribution is best (Slackware/Ubuntu/Fedora/...)

I thought that Open Source was based on the principle that you contribute what can use the code and if you adapt it make it available. (I might be a bit simplistic I my view)
Based on this Canonical are meeting the requirements for a good citizen.

All the arguing backwards and forwards reminds of of the Amiga vs Atari ST arguments. Each persons perspective is different and through their lenses others are seen to be wrong, or not as good.
My reading of it is that Canonical is not a company of developers looking to generate as much code as possible. It is more about taking what is there and making it usable by more people.

Let the coders do the coding and let the usability people do the usability work and stop the complaining.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You don't understand what an analogy means, go back to primary school. FTR Canonical is not like BP, and doesn't behave like a pedophile. I never said anything remotely related to that. What I said is apparently beyond your mental comprehension.


I think YOU don't know what an analogy is, kid. "It is like", you said, twice - first comparing it to paedophilia, then to BP's oil spill.

Those sorts of comparisons and analogies serve no other purpose than to troll. Highly distasteful.

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