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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RE[2]: That really is a shame
by jriddell on Tue 7th Feb 2012 22:57 UTC in reply to "RE: That really is a shame"
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" I imagine the base KDE packages will still be available either via the main repos or PPAs, just not as highly customized."

we do not highly customise the KDE packages, we have a policy of getting any changes upstream except with very good reason

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