Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Mar 2011 18:59 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y And over the weekend, the saga regarding Canonical, GNOME, and KDE has continued. Lots of comments all over the web, some heated, some well-argued, some wholly indifferent. Most interestingly, Jeff Waugh and Dave Neary have elaborated on GNOME's position after the initial blog posts by Shuttleworth and Seigo, providing a more coherent look at GNOME's side of the story.
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Ubuntu ?
by rafaelnp on Tue 15th Mar 2011 10:16 UTC
rafaelnp
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2009-06-03

Mark Shuttleworth is a "show man", a blablabla man. And he seems to be, at least in my opnion a kind of dictator. Ubuntu is no democracy (it's widely known), so i think i've made my point.

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RE: Ubuntu ?
by Soulbender on Tue 15th Mar 2011 12:13 in reply to "Ubuntu ?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Ubuntu is no democracy


Wow, you mean it's exactly like the kernel?

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RE[2]: Ubuntu ?
by nt_jerkface on Wed 16th Mar 2011 19:59 in reply to "RE: Ubuntu ?"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Though I disagree with Linus on some of his kernel design choices he is still a reasonable guy and openly admits to being a dictator. He takes an honest position which I can respect.

Shuttleworth on the other hand is a Mac fan who would like to turn Linux into a Mac-junior all while talking about the value of his precious community that he usually ignores.

He revealed his true stripes to everyone with that Banshee incident. I don't see why so many still want to give him a break. He hasn't pushed Linux into the mainstream. Ubuntu has just become the de facto Gnome distro for geeks and their grandmas.

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RE: Ubuntu ?
by allanregistos on Thu 17th Mar 2011 09:02 in reply to "Ubuntu ?"
allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

Mark Shuttleworth is a "show man", a blablabla man. And he seems to be, at least in my opnion a kind of dictator. Ubuntu is no democracy (it's widely known), so i think i've made my point.


Not defending Canonical or Ubuntu, you may have notice that Mark is the one funding the development of Ubuntu, this may change in the future depending on the success of the project. But you have to expect a different governing process of Ubuntu because of this, rather than expecting Ubuntu to behave like Debian. In that case, you may use Debian and avoid Ubuntu.

The founder may have weight on any decisions being made, but that should not hindered or compromise the ideals of free software. As of this moment, I think Mark doesn't violate any of this as far as FOSS is concerned. Developing in private and releasing it in public for acceptance as open source software is not in any violation of free software licenses available, I believe.

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