Ubuntu: there was never any love to start with
Feb 24, 2011, 15:04 (10 Talkback[s])
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"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."