October 22, 2012

Is Mark Shuttleworth Really Arguing Against Open Ubuntu Development?

Late last week, Mark Shuttleworth set off a series of heated debates about just how transparent the development process for Ubuntu should be. Specifically, he wrote this regarding the next 13.04 version of Ubuntu: "Mapping out the road to 13.04, there are a few items with high “tada!” value that would be great candidates for folk who want to work on something that will get attention when unveiled. While we won’t talk about them until we think they are ready to celebrate, we’re happy to engage with contributing community members that have established credibility (membership, or close to it) in Ubuntu, who want to be part of the action." The question is, why is everyone interpreting this as the end of an open Ubuntu development model?

 
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