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yesterday concluded the Ubuntu Open Week 2011, the week that contact between Canonical and its most visible users . Presentations, conferences and of course many questions on IRC are conducted nowadays. How could it be otherwise, Time Mark Shuttleworth has been the most crumbs left .
For about an hour, the most visible and media Canonical put at the disposal of interested users to ask something , always filter through, so in honor to the truth drawer, because if it was not crazy.
has already been discussed in many places along the replies Internet juiciest Mark Shuttleworth, but he could not let go, and we talked about one of the most important stakeholders of the current landscape of Linux (or GNU / Linux, whichever you prefer).
I transcribe / translate the interview, which is quite long and you have available at this link, but I like the best moments rescue they say, the key questions and answers that will interest a majority … and the most fun , of course. For example …
Asked by the lack of settings Unity , Mark Shuttleworth said that it was a 1.0 and that has to improve, but what seems to outweigh the price it costs to develop new options configuration, and that people ask but no help .
Asked if Lubuntu will become an official part in the supply of Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth certainly likes the idea and are going to work so that is , but there is still time for that.
Asked if Ubuntu is doing something to follow the path of rolling release distros so fashionable lately, Mark Shuttleworth becomes to feel interested in the concept and plans to raise the issue in subsequent meetings, is that not want to get back on any progress .
When asked what their views on the subject of the recent sues Google for infringement of patents related to Linux , Mark Shuttleworth has a very similar position to the rest of the sector Open Source, first for the standards used by Texas courts in his ruling (this would give for a complete entry, another day), second on the inherent stupidity that patents themselves. That is why s and advocates the GPL v3 , which makes things more clear (as opposed to Linux Torvalds, look at you).
This is not the thing, of course, and Mark Shuttleworth is shipped with great intelligence and an open mind on issues like the upcoming “fusion” of Ubuntu GNOME 3 and collaboration between both projects the “Windicators”, the criteria followed to select the default applications leading distribution, Ubuntu’s commercial future (talking about the sale of PCs with preinstalled system), and even more mundane issues like his famous space travel or if you prefer Android or iPhone, to which choose the second .
Finally, a good session in which the leader of Canonical faces many of the questions that hover over the heads of the users of Ubuntu and exit gracefully and with a very good level. Mark Shuttleworth is a intelligent and open to external stimuli , which guarantees to Ubuntu, at least, strong leadership.
removes any of this on many occasions to justified criticism that it is dealing Ubuntu and Unity in recent days (I still have not said anything, I have little), but to Caesar what is Caesar’s and the best value communication and outreach that has now Linux on the desktop is the South African millionaire guru turned into Open Source. A great guy this Mark.