[PLUG] Canonical Not A Great Contributor

Manas Alekar maalekar at gmail.com
Sat Oct 4 13:33:08 PDT 2008


>
> As regards to the fact that Ubuntu has a BDFL in Shuttleworth, I think
> thats
> a boon more than a curse.


I agree. Look at apple. They are a Unix. They just have Jobs to insist that
OS X should not suck. Linux needed a dictator who did that.


> If at any point in the future the community
> becomes disillusioned by his decisions, there is always the option of a
> fork. Going by his past record, it seems unlikely that there would be a
> fork
> in the near future.


This is the risk. We can insist that Linux should suck simply because it is
free software.

Cheers,
Manas


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