DeviceGuru's Open letter to Mark Shuttleworth

David Gerard dgerard at
Sun Jan 20 14:01:29 GMT 2008

On 20/01/2008, Conrad Knauer <atheoi at> wrote:

> I think it's critical to focus as much attention as possible on a
> single brand, Ubuntu, to maximize its adoption and success. Given the
> already fragmented nature of Linux, why fragment a specific
> distribution unnecessarily?

An impoortant distinction between the variants is that it's only the
official Ubuntu GNOME version that is supported by Canonical, and that
Canonical pays people money to get working smoothly - all the others
are community efforts. Calling them all "Ubuntu" would incorrectly
raise expectations of officially supported fit-and-finish.

- d.

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