Ubuntu vs. Red Hat: Who really contributes the most to Linux
Aug 03, 2010, 04:03 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Last week, Greg DeKoenigsberg, a former Red Hat
developer on the Fedora community Linux project and now CTO of The
Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education
(ISKME), ignited a firestorm by showing that, when it comes to
code, Red Hat does far more for open-source projects like GNOME
than Canonical, Ubuntu's parent company, has ever done. To quote
DeKoenigsberg: "Canonical is a marketing organization masquerading
as an engineering organization."
"That went over in Linux circles about as well as you would
expect it to.
"Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth responded with a blog about
how tribalism, which Shuttleworth defined as "when one group of
people start to think people from another group are 'wrong by