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Founder: Ubuntu's contribution goes beyond the code tree

Sep 15, 2010, 04:34 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paula Rooney)

"Ubuntu creator Mark Shuttleworth shot back against detractors today, pointing out that his project has made Linux more marketable and successful on the desktop.

"His comments were posted in response to a recently published survey revealing that Canonical — the commercial arm of Ubuntu — has contributed only about one percent of the code to the GNOME desktop for Linux. while Red Hat accounts for 17 percent of the code and Novell developers are responsible for about 11 percent.

"In recent weeks it's been suggested that Canonical's efforts are self-directed and not of benefit to the broader open source community. That's a stinging criticism because most of us feel completely the opposite," Shuttleworth wrote in his blog today."

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