Monday, 17 June 2013

Re: non-Unity flavours and Mir

On 13-06-17 11:01 PM, Scott Kitterman wrote:

>> Well to start with, we can all acknowledge that everybody just wants to
>> build something better. And while we obviously have different ideas
>> about what that means, we can still work together when it makes sense.
>> There is room enough in our ecosystem for more than one display server,
>> just as there is room enough for more than one desktop environment, more
>> than one GUI toolkit, and more than one distro.
> Certainly. It's certainly possible that I'm being overly pessimistic, but it
> looks to me like the path that Ubuntu is on now is more like a single company
> dominated special purpose(s) Linux variant like Android than as a broadly
> useful general purpose distribution. As I've said before, I'm sure Canonical
> sees the business benefit in investing their engineering resources this way,
> but we shouldn't pretend the change isn't happening. It won't be quick (I've
> no idea the timeframe), but that's pretty clearly the path.

I disagree. Ubuntu is whatever the community and Canonical decides it
is. Nobody is preventing anyone from maintaining whatever they like in
the archive, including the components that make it a general purpose
distribution, and components required for Kubuntu to be a first class

A "single company dominated special purpose Linux variant" is what
happens when the community gets denied access to modify or maintain
parts of the archive. That is definitely not the case.


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