> If you want to see an open source and published hosting system, take a look at fedorahosted.org I do not know this, but I am sure it is very nicely done. However you miss an important point in the text you quoted: > "Launchpad was created in large part to allow them to interact more fully with "upstream" maintainers Launchpad is much more than just a hosting solution. It was designed from day one to encourage collaboration between upstream projects, distributions and end users, in all the possible combinations. Ever since Ubuntu started, Launchpad was being worked on with the explicit goal of bridging various gaps that make it hard to contribute to the free software ecosystem. For several years, the Launchpad staff was nearly the size of the ubuntu-core staff (we are talking in dozens of people here). That strongly suggests that Canonical is genuinely interested in contributing back. Disclaimer: I was a Launchpad developer from June 2004 to January 2008.
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