Does Ubuntu Contribute its Share to Free Software Projects?
Aug 03, 2010, 21:03 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Ubuntu is a distribution that people have strong
feelings about, both pro and con. Last week, those feelings erupted
again after former Red Hat employee and Fedora community architect
Greg DeKoenigsberg ranted about Ubuntu's contributions to the GNOME
desktop in his blog.
"DeKoenigsberg has since apologized, but the issue is still
worth a closer look, because it raises several issues about how the
free software community works and one of its unspoken
"DeKoenigsberg based his comments on Dave Neary's analysis of
contributions to the GNOME 2.30 release. Speaking at GUADEC, the
yearly meeting of GNOME programmers, Neary was interested primarily
in patterns in GNOME development."