Posted Sep 19, 2008 18:34 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: LPC: Fitting into the kernel ecosystem
Parent article: LPC: Fitting into the kernel ecosystem
Clarification of the economic principle of comparative advantage: it isn't "concentrate on what you do best"; it's "concentrate on what you do most better (than others do it)"
So even if Canonical can submit kernel patches better than it can distribute Linux, and even if Canonical can submit kernel patches better than anyone else, and even if Canonical can't distribute Linux as well as others, it may still be best for everyone if Canonical concentrates on distributing Linux.
What you compare is the difference between Canonical's and others' patch-submitting ability and the difference between Canonical's and others Linux-distributing abilities.
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