Posted Jun 24, 2010 12:54 UTC (Thu) by kov (subscriber, #7423)
Parent article: Poseidon Linux 3.2
Building distributions seems to be the solution my fellow nationals find for any problem on earth. While still hard to find brazilian contributors in upstream projects, or even doing useful work such as writing documentation, there is a plethora of distros being released everywhere, reinventing wheels (poorly, I'm afraid, most of the time).
It's an easy way to get your name on publications with a rather small amount of work - it's much easier to rebrand ubuntu, pre-install a number of packages and go announce it in br-linux.org than it is to contribute something useful to existing projects. The funny thing is non-technical enthusiasts fall in love with the (sometimes labeled 100% brazilian, for lols) 'product' of these 'hard workers' (and end up with a poorly maintained black box, of course).