Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Oct 2012 22:37 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Donating to software projects - or, more accurately, open source projects. It's hardly new, it's hardly rare, and I'm sure most of us have donated at some point. That's probably why Canonical has opened Ubuntu up for donations - but with a twist.
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No donations on my part.
by Jason Bourne on Fri 12th Oct 2012 21:41 UTC
Jason Bourne
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2007-06-02

I stopped using Ubuntu after Unity became the default interface. I'm not keen to Mark Shuttleworth's posing as the owner of truth on his sayings about on how technology should be. In fact, I despise the way he goes about with it.

Ubuntu 9.10 and 10.04 were perfect replacements for Windows XP at their time and they were superior but Microsoft learned their lesson and released a strong competitor called Windows 7. After I saw the first Unity mock-up drawings on Shuttleworth's blog, I thought that it was the beginning of the end, and it didn't take that much time for me to go distro hopping again and settle with RHEL.

There is the saying that Canonical never contributes back like Red Hat does.

I see no reason to donate to Ubuntu. It also doesn't make sense donating to a multi millionaire, does it?

If I ever am to donate to something, it's because I like it and want to support it. But support Ubuntu as it is now? No way, ever.

Edited 2012-10-12 21:42 UTC

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