LPC: Fitting into the kernel ecosystem
Posted Sep 18, 2008 20:44 UTC (Thu) by hppnq
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The editor (who usually isn't afraid to inject his own opinion) is being unfair by reporting on the "picking on Canonical" without pointing out that it is plain wrong.
See this Linux foundation paper and you will notice that Greg and your editor cooperated on the research that (very probably, no specific source is mentioned) produced these statistics.
It surprised me to not see a reference to this paper, I must admit. Especially since it raises a specific point that many here seem to miss in their eagerness to shoot from the hip: that Linux kernel development does not really need the contributions of even more companies.
So why the commotion? We could be having a nice discussion about whether we had not better call this ecosystem "GNU/Linux". ;-)
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