The 451 Group (an analyst operation) has published
of an interview with Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth.
"Ubuntu is in my mind the emergence of a second generation of Linux
platform or Linux distribution. [It's] built not on the idea that Linux
should look like proprietary software, but that Linux should really deliver
what free software can deliver. I should put that slightly differently:
Ubuntu aims to deliver the real promise of free software, and that spans a
number of different areas. First, we believe that the software should be
highly functional and reliable, because we do believe that free software
has a potential to be better quality software, that the processes that
actually produce the software results in software that is better
understood, better scrutinized, better tested, and so on. So we try to
integrate all those processes into Ubuntu itself.
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