Making Canonical's/Ubuntu's contributions more visible

Thomas Novin thnov at xyz.pp.se
Thu Jun 12 12:29:29 BST 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.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=x_server_contributors&num=1

(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 X.org.

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

Rgds

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