To win desktop, Canonical changes the rules

[ Thanks to Amy
for this link. ]

“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

“(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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