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This is my entry here MuyLinux 666
, so I hope you understand that I come armed with the trident of Satan himself, with the firm intention “to click something.” Just do whatever you click, you have to stop clicking, and no such luck always falls. This time, however, the fig is the size of a watermelon (take with good humor!).
The story comes from an article by Joe Brockmeier in his personal blog, and you’ll agree or disagree with what you release this man for his keyboard, which can not be denied is that he knows what he’s talking.
topic Brockmeier got a few days ago the first beta of Ubuntu 4.12 to be testing it , and take a look at the release notes, the poor man was shocked to find the next line, I do not need to translate: “Beta-1 includes the Ubuntu kernel 3.2.0-17.27 Which is based on the stable upstream kernel v3.2.6.”
“Ubuntu kernel?” he asked, “how long?”. Since never, of course. And that reminded a bit detachment that Canonical has had regard to the name “Linux” in their products , it does not even mention the kernel created by Linus Torvalds in the official Ubuntu website ( or not at first sight).
Surely all you have read
occasionally so that Ubuntu is as synonymous with Linux -o GNU/Linux- for many people, right? Well it seems that Ubuntu is Canonical just prefer Ubuntu. So, goodbye to the “Linux for human beigns.”
that Brockmeier published the above, and a developer Canonical replied, qualifying some details. And that started the mess, because contrarespuesta and updating the article by Brockmeier brought out some of the “shame” Canonical / Ubuntu as …:
article in which Mark took chest Shuttleowrth your system, daring to launch a rather unfortunate comparison, the superficial and biased-in plan RHEL vs Ubuntu in corporate computing. In that letter came many answers-here a well-argued, but none as strong as the 1,000 million dollars of annual benefits obtained by Red Hat.
say that Debian is part of the Ubuntu ecosystem, where it would be fair say otherwise (see link “RHEL vs Ubuntu”).
follones there was the theme of Ubuntu, Banshee and music stores.
low commitment and low promoting Canonical for the developments in which base their system, read, GCC, GNOME or Linux kernel itself.
And, continuing the previous point, the null contribution of Canonical with OpenStack. And I will not explain now what OpenStack (here is the link for those interested), summarizing the situation: Canonical has very juicy business plans around OpenStack, and not only helps in their development, while Red Hat, which what to bet cloud solutions for its own projects, has more employees working OpenStack Canonical . And talk about a technology that right now is direct competition for Red Hat (SUSE Linux also chooses OpenStack).
Brockmeier , Canonical moves very little, and always in their own interest, “which is what any company does,” you will add you, and why not your needs. But the difference in commitment to the environment Canonical Open Source, it seems that far from showing the other firms, such as Red Hat or SUSE Linux.
Thus ends thereof
Brockmeier, also pointing that Canonical could be decent with all these projects without which there would be no Ubuntu, recognizing at least by name. As you can imagine, after such flares, the crowds bundled in the blog.
So much for the original article and the first reactions. I repeat: all that you have read so far is the considered view of Joe Brockmeier, not mine , although I share some of his thoughts (so you do MuyLinux echo here).
Some notes before closing:
“Ubuntu kernel” has been corrected …
you not take this tremendous . A Canonical / Ubuntu can blame it as hard as you have read above, but as I will not add fuel to the fire, I think it is very critical for a day.
Canonical / Ubuntu you can blame a lot, yes, but also must thank you very much. And not to popularize Linux (how many tenths is up using GNU / Linux from Ubuntu there?), But by creating the largest community around a distro GNU / Linux (some have done well ).
that gives title to this “foreign opinion piece “: denies Ubuntu Linux, or is it just a marketing strategy (as about Android, for example)
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