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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To many c(r)ooks spoil the meal
by Gestahlt on Fri 20th Apr 2012 20:21 UTC
Gestahlt
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2011-10-17

After what they pulled or trying to pull with unity im kinda relived hearing this.

Ah well on the other hand: I think its okay. They do contribute in other ways. Not everyone has to fiddle with the kernel. Ubuntu made Linux every day usable to me and to a lot of other people by providing a good software base and a bit GUI stuff (and certainly a lot of other things).

And yes, it brought me to the Linux world. Before Ubuntu i was fiddling from time to time with other distros and wasn´t too happy with them. Ubuntu was the first distro that made me a long term linux user and im thankful for that.

So do your stuff but hands off the kernel for all i care.

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