Ubuntu founder aims criticism at "closed" Linux distributions

10/23/2012 | VAR Guy, The

Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the maker of Ubuntu Linux, is criticizing some Linux distributions -- Red Hat in particular -- for a lack of openness, Christopher Tozzi reports. Shuttleworth wrote in a blog post that "Ubuntu set the standard for transparency as a company producing a distribution a long time ago, when we invited anybody who showed a passion and competence to have commit and upload rights." Shuttleworth has solicited developer contributions for Ubuntu 13.04, which is scheduled for release in April.

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