Today in Open Source: Would Linux survive if Ubuntu died?

Today in Open Source: What would happen to Linux without Ubuntu? Plus: How to make a custom Linux distribution, and a first look at Semplice Linux 5 I think that the overall effect of Ubuntu on Linux has been a bit exaggerated. There are plenty of other desktop distros available that are either as good as Ubuntu or are downright better in some ways. So Linux would not just survive the loss of Ubuntu, it would continue to thrive.