Canonical pulls the plug on Kubuntu

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at
Tue Feb 7 13:55:53 UTC 2012

On 02/07/2012 06:16 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> Today I bring the disappointing news that Canonical will no longer be
> funding my work on Kubuntu after 12.04. Canonical wants to treat
> Kubuntu in the same way as the other community flavors such as
> Edubuntu, Lubuntu, and Xubuntu, and support the projects with
> infrastructure. This is a big challenge to Kubuntu of course and KDE
> as well.

Reading down through the comments at the bottom of the article I think I 
can agree with several of the comments. I don't claim to be any sort of 
expert on the politics and inner workings of Canonical, but it has 
always sort of seemed to me that Canonical has treated Kubuntu as a "red 
headed step-child". They put it out there and didn't commit to it as 
fully as they should if they were really serious about it.

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain 
the  people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the 
government lest it come to dominate our lives and interests”.

- Patrick  Henry -

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