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Ubuntu vs. Red Hat: Who really contributes the most to Linux

Aug 03, 2010, 04:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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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 default.'""

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