Making Canonical's/Ubuntu's contributions more visible

Thomas Novin thnov at
Thu Jun 12 11:29:29 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-05-19 at 14:00 +0200, Przemysław Kulczycki wrote:
> One of the often accusations against Ubuntu is that it only takes from 
> other projects (Debian, Red Hat, Novell/Suse...) and doesn't give back 
> anything. Ubuntu should make it more visible for others to see what does 
> it contribute to upstream/floss community.
> Red Hat and Novell have websites listing their contributions to free 
> software:

I just read an interesting article on Phoronix and while looking at the
contributors you can see that Ubuntu/Canonical isn't mentioned at all.

(go to page 3,4)

As one of the comments on Slashdot said; I think it would be good if
every major distribution had at least one developer helping with

Phoronix actually offers cash awards to people fixing That's
the least Canonical could do, IMHO.


Thomas Novin <thnov at>

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