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

Rashkae rashkae at tigershaunt.com
Sun Aug 1 21:54:17 EDT 2010

Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:

> 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?

I'm going to regret sticking my nose into this one, I'm sure.

I'm too lazy to google the link, but there was a thread not so long ago 
where Mark Shuttleworth accuses RedHat of behaving like any other 
proprietary software company because the officially supported version of 
'Red Hat' is not free as in beer.  (never mind that CentOS is 
practically identical to fill that void.)  He ruffled some feathers with 
the comment but refused to back down, essentially calling Red Hat the 
Microsoft of Linux.  Fast forward to present day, with these new 
statistics turning the heat towards Canonical, and suddenly, he's high 
minded and decrying tribalism.....

Don't get me wrong... I love Ubuntu and what Canonical has done... but I 
think that for all his success, Mark would better represent the 
community by putting a sock in it.

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