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Canonical aligns Kubuntu as community flavor

Feb 07, 2012, 14:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

[ Thanks to TheTechScribe for this link. ]

"While Riddell is perfectly correct, and Canonical's logic is sound, the Linux community has a history of rejecting arguments of the head (and the pocketbook) over those of the heart. Certainly Canonical's attitude towards KDE has changed since Mark Shuttleworth wrote an invitation to the Kubuntu and KDE community to work with Canonical at the 2006 LinuxTag event:

"'I believe that the KDE community does phenomenal work, and having a community-driven distribution to showcase that work will help attract users and developers to the project. Our overall goal in the Ubuntu project is to further the adoption of free software on the desktop and the server, and we recognise that KDE is an essential part of the mix of desktop environments that allows people to find the best environment for their needs.'

"Clearly, that was then, and this is now. "

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