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To win desktop, Canonical changes the rules

Mar 06, 2012, 12:04 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

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"It is easy for critics to look at the way Canonical does things and point out the problems with the distro. And those concerns are valid: Canonical and the Ubuntu community has damaged the upstream relationship with the GNOME Project (though there was some damaging on the part of the GNOME devs, too, in fairness). And I uncomfortable at best with Canonical's high praise for community practices, while at the same time knowing that the company will shift direction however it pleases to meet its commercial needs.

"(This practice, by the way, is not unique to Canonical and Ubuntu. Red Hat and SUSE Linux do it, too, its just that the have a more indirect connection over their respective Fedora and openSUSE projects.) "

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