Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Apr 2012 20:09 UTC, submitted by fran
Linux "Linux vendor Canonical said it has 'no interest' in Linux kernel development. Two weeks ago a Linux Foundation report showed that since version 2.6.32, Microsoft had committed more code to the Linux kernel than Canonical. Since then, Canonical has faced claims from rivals that it does not contribute to Linux as much as it should given its popularity. Recently Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth told The Inquirer that his company has no interest in contributing to the Linux kernel." Why is this such a bad thing? You can contribute more to open source than code alone. Like, I don't know, users?
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Bogus argument
by VistaUser on Fri 20th Apr 2012 20:19 UTC
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Since I would suspect Canonical is competing against other linux distributions and vendors more than against non-Linux, and most of its wins in users will be from the former and not the latter, its not really a valid argument.

They are not contributing users, they are taking users from other sources that may contribute more and may end up contributing less due to not having the same resources due to the loss of those users.

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RE: Bogus argument
by Gestahlt on Fri 20th Apr 2012 20:26 in reply to "Bogus argument"
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Awww. I dont think so.

Ubuntu brought users to the linux world wheras other distributions rather shooed them off.

I know people that switched to other distributions and started only because of Ubuntu.
You might not understand it but sometimes people need an "attractor". There are other good examples as well with other software.

Honestly, its a great starter distro that helps to dive in the world of linux (Well.. im not talking about 11 or 12...).

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RE: Bogus argument
by BluenoseJake on Fri 20th Apr 2012 22:08 in reply to "Bogus argument"
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Ubuntu brought me back to linux, and when I was ready, I moved to Debian proper. So in some cases, they do contribute users. Before that it was Windows and FreeBSD for me.

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RE: Bogus argument
by JAlexoid on Sat 21st Apr 2012 21:28 in reply to "Bogus argument"
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100 paper cuts project says it all.

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