Ubuntu vs. openSUSE: Weighing different styles of corporate control

It’s no secret that a rather large portion of Linux development is funded by companies with a financial interest in seeing Linux be improved. (And, by “Linux,” I mean “All the various pieces and parts that make up a complete Linux-based system.”) But there is a pretty major difference between how various companies go about that. Let’s take a look at two high-profile examples: Ubuntu and openSUSE.