On 07/29/2010 10:33 PM, Shamit Verma wrote:
The only reason, I even replied was to dispel the mistaken notion that
Ubuntu does anything
community related. Ubuntu is a bad community member.
Users can't care less about this aspect. For them, OS is like AC in the car.
Most of them would not even care which brand of AC is used as long as it
works AND can be repaired by service centers.
Well, that's not the point I was trying to make. My comment was not about what
users want. For a lot of people, even windows works (for a certain definition of
works). The problem with Ubuntu is they don't give back. They might be popular
but they not only disregard the spirit of the game (which is the whole point of
FOSS -- *collective* growth and innovation) but also openly and hypocritically
position themselves as champions of the cause.
Ubuntu cannot even claim to be strapped for resources. Please take a look at this:
...forget Red Hat, Sun, IBM, Novell and the other big names, I am willing to bet
you would not have heard of all the names there that contribute more than Ubuntu
does. You would not even have guessed that companies like Nokia, Oracle and
Netapp contribute more than Ubuntu does. It doesn't take much to gain the
respect of the community, but cannonical would rather spend resources on PR than
working with the community. They are your typical leacher ...only at a larger scale.
Anyways, enough ranting. As I said, I don't want Ubuntu fanbois to get their
knickers in a knot.
random spiel: http://lonetwin.net/
what i'm stumbling into: http://lonetwin.stumbleupon.com/