[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu - Wrong Direction?

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Tue Dec 6 18:10:58 UTC 2011

On 02/12/11 08:52, Juan J. Martínez wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-12-02 at 00:58 +0000, Phill Whiteside wrote:
>> > I certainly do not wish to partake in a flame war. People are
>> > naturally conservative. Take for example how long it took for Lubuntu
>> > to gain adoption. If you are unhappy with Unity, then try any of the
>> > other flavours of Ubuntu. I have to disclose an interest in Lubuntu as
>> > I've been with it and helping since 9.10. I echo the words about
>> > Unity, getting a new build is no mean feat!.
>> > 
> I agree with you, although *personally* I don't like the way Canonical
> is acting as the no-so-benevolent dictator. I liked it better when
> Ubuntu was a truly community effort backened by Canonical because it
> felt like Debian (I was a Debian user back then, 2004). Now seems that
> Canonical keeps the "come and contribute" thing but at the same time
> there's an anti-community attitude that I definitely don't like.

I feel this too, and it has affected me so much that I have given it
some considerable thought, because I live and breath Ubuntu. So I have
thought deep and long to try to analyse what is happening. I think I
see the issues fairly clearly now, although unfortunately there are
still surprisingly strong emotional responses in me which are
demotivating, to the detriment of Ubuntu.

I posted a summary of my conclusions as one of the comments on the
Marcel Gagne blog ' Who cares about your dang Desktop Environment?!',
as comment link
'I like Unity, Sorry'
alan cocks

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