[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:

http://gregdekspeaks.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/red-hat-16-canonical-1/

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/10/08/01/0326208/First-GNOME-Census-Results

I find reducing "contribution" to being defined by amount of patches or
lines
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
just
code ...

No wonder Mark Shuttleworth decries Tribalism

http://linux.slashdot.org/story/10/07/30/1855203/Tribalism-Is-the-Enemy-Within-Says-Shuttleworth

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