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Ubuntu, security response, and community contributions

Ubuntu, security response, and community contributions

Posted Jul 21, 2008 19:46 UTC (Mon) by ddaa (guest, #5338)
In reply to: Ubuntu, security response, and community contributions by bronson
Parent article: Ubuntu, security response, and community contributions

> Why would the BDFL say this?? It's a divisive and questionable statement to make even if it were true.

Mark Shuttleworth is the SABDFL. The BDFL is Guido von Rossum.

Mark has been known to occasionally say and do things that were less than technically inspired (enforcing some custom hack on spatial nautilus) or politically appropriate (inviting suse developers to join).

That teaches us a few things:

  • Mark is not a corporate talking head. He sometimes says stuff that has not been vetted by Canonical.
  • Mark is not the Pope. Sometimes he says things Ubuntu do not agree with.
  • Mark is passionate about Ubuntu and Canonical, and he sometimes gets carried away.

It seems it happened again. I guess he stands corrected: he has certainly read this article.

Disclaimer: I worked at Canonical for four and half years.


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