Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2012 09:58 UTC, submitted by gogothebee
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu This shouldn't come as a huge surprise. Jonathan Riddell, lead developer of the Kubuntu project and the only person paid by Canonical to work on the KDE variant of the popular distribution, has announced that after the 12.04 release, Canonical will no longer be funding him, effectively putting Kubuntu on the same level as other Ubuntu variants like Xubuntu.
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Exactly the opposite of Linux Mint
by roger64 on Tue 7th Feb 2012 12:37 UTC
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2006-08-15

While Canonical stops funding the salary of the main developper of Kubuntu, Linux Mint just added this month a full time paid developper to its new KDE edition (just released some days ago) for the year 2012.

According to Clément Lefebvre, the money comes from Blue Systems, a company which seeked Linux Mint expertise to release its own Netrunner KDE edition.

So far, the agreement seems to please both parties. One up. One down.

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Blue-Systems-becomes-Linux-M...

Edited 2012-02-07 12:44 UTC

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

While Canonical stops funding the salary of the main developper of Kubuntu, Linux Mint just added this month a full time paid developper to its new KDE edition (just released some days ago) for the year 2012.

According to Clément Lefebvre, the money comes from Blue Systems, a company which seeked Linux Mint expertise to release its own Netrunner KDE edition.

So far, the agreement seems to please both parties. One up. One down.

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Blue-Systems-becomes-Linux-M...


Netrunner 4.1 actually looks pretty sweet to me.

http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=07092
http://www.netrunner-os.com/netrunner-4-1-version/
http://www.netrunner-os.com/features/
http://www.netrunner-os.com/screenshots/

I haven't tried it yet, but I think I might download it soon.

Thanks for the tip.

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jriddell Member since:
2006-04-09

"Netrunner 4.1 actually looks pretty sweet to me. "

Netrunner is a derivative of Kubuntu so they depend on a healthy Kubuntu the same as Linux Mint KDE does.

Reply Parent Score: 2