[kwlug-disc] Gnome statistics: Redhat 16 - Canonical 1?

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Sun Aug 1 21:12:03 EDT 2010

Some Gnome statistics were published, and some are spinning it
as "Redhat contributes 16 to 1 more than Canonical".

For example: ex-Community manager for Redhat:



I find reducing "contribution" to being defined by amount of patches or
of code to be at least myopic and/or biased.

Redhat exited the consumer desktop market a long time ago, and Ubuntu
filled in that void. They package and polish existing software into a good
product, and built a community around it. That is their contribution, not
code ...

No wonder Mark Shuttleworth decries Tribalism


This the first time that notice unhealthy rivalry between Canonical and
or has this been going on for a long time. If it is recent, what triggered
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