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Ubuntu: there was never any love to start with

Feb 24, 2011, 15:04 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

[ Thanks to Sam Varghese for this link. ]

"Was the Ubuntu GNU/Linux project set up because the founder had some kind of deep love for the FOSS community and wanted to become a folk hero of sorts?

"Or did Mark Shuttleworth create the project because of a degree of idealism - but also a steely determination to make it a paying concern so that its future would be ensured?

"It's funny that seven years and a bit after Ubuntu came to life in October 2004, people still write about the project in a dreamy wide-eyed way, even mentioning the word "love" in doing so. Naive is the description that immediately springs to mind."

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