Hello HelloWorld, I find many of your posts to be offensive and contain personal attacks. Could you state your criticism in less emotional tone, please?
>> Shuttleworth has created an entire distribution,
> No he didn't, he essentially ripped off debian's work.
So, Sabayon has not created an entire distribution? Mint has not? RHEL has not? Scientific Linux has not? If your definition of creating a distribution excludes derivates, then slackware will finally get the praise they deserve :).
>> done things in a different way,
> Which isn't necessarily a good thing.
who has been claiming this?
>> great focus on user experience,
> Yeah, like every other desktop distro. duh.
To be honest, I think Ubuntu deserves some credit (as does RedHat/Fedora/Ubuntu) for reinvigorating the race to a "polished" desktop. I believe many Fedora/RedHat technologies have helped to achieve that. But by experimenting with overarching visions of how to get a polished desktop rather than niche thinking (eg the non-free driver jockey thingie which helps to determine which non-free drivers might be required to enable your wlan, has helped me many times when installing Linux on friends computer, where I had to give up with pure Debian).
>> You're turning your disagreement in the way he does things in a personal attack.
> Promoting and developing non-OSS software (like Ubuntu One) is a direct attack on the values of the OSS community. This is a fact, not an opinion.
So because IBM also happily sells you proprietary solutions, you remove all IBM-contributed patches to the kernel before using it? I commend you for that. The Ubuntu one client and interface is Open Source, the backend is not. I presume you don't use Amazon, Google, Twitter, or LWN.net because they also develop evil closed source server side backends. Sorry, I prefer open web services to closed ones (that is why my cloud is a webdav server), but condeming Ubuntu as evil because they have a cloud service they like to push, sounds a bit overstretched to me.