> And even if people eventually did succeed at implement a better, more
> free, and more successful Launchpad, that would not invalidate the
> pioneering work that Canonical funded to ease the flow of knowledge in
> free sofware.
You trying to convince us or yourself? The issue here is canonical embracing open source with
one hand and stealing from it with the other. No rules are being broken there but the high
and mighty "we know best" attitude is the mark Canonical is leaving on the very community it
The smoke and mirrors people think is the success haven't been founded in any reality I've
seen and people will start to notice that. Afterall, Mark continues to hemorrhage money into
Canonical at least until he gets bored. I've yet to see any solid numbers of Ubuntu's success
beyond Google trends. People will get bored as they realize those in charge continue to hold
a carrot in front of them, they'll move on.