There’s been quite a buzz over the talk given at the Linux Plumbers Conference. The talk, given by Greg Kroah-Hartman, about the number of contributions by various sources to the Linux kernel.
Unfortunately, he took the time to blast Canonical.
Ask me where the contrubtions lie, and I wouldn’t have the slightest idea. All I know is that Canonical has barely been around for 4 years, and only employs around 100 folks around the world. It’s amazing how petty and simply silly some people can be. It must be asked, what does this man have to gain from slamming people on his own side? In my mind, he only serves to divide the community. Unfortunately, he decided to pick on the company that sponsors Ubuntu, the most popular Linux distribution in the world.
Yeah, smart move… Never try to intentionally tick off 1) one of the major innovators in open source and 2) 8 million users. Even the numbers used in the presentation were misleading.
Oh by the way, he (Kroah) failed to mention that he worked for a “competing” company, Novell. With this in mind, I have blasted OpenSUSE off my laptop, and am moving back to Ubuntu.
You can read a nice summary of his talk here.
It’s just sad, and really… pathetic.