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Jonathan -- #pffffft -- Re: Tangentially: on Canonical being a great company?





On 3/13/19 4:26 PM, *Jonathan Dowland* wrote:
On Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 01:48:04PM -0400, deb wrote:
     So, like Redhat, thousands of volunteers working the code for years, will see nothing when canonical is sold.

Red Hat employs thousands of people who are writing code, so when IBM
acquires them, they will see something. You might have to revise this
point (for Red Hat, at least) up from "thousands" to a higher number.


Interesting..

So you are saying that you do Not think that thousands of people since the beginning of Redhat have busted their butt on this or that module that went into the "product" Redhat execs [and some thousands] later made millions on - but got zero dollars for their efforts from the sale?

Or are you saying if [Some] make money on the backs of open source work; that justifies the means to get there?

(I fear this will happen to All meaningful open-source projects.)


And ... just so the cherry-picked point above does not fall out of context;
here was my full thought::



re: Canonical being a great company as postured by one here:


  * They have already been caught selling search results to Amazon.

  * the board let go ALL non-corporate members - the People's voice.

  * they sleep with Microsoft of E-E-E fame.

  * The owner is hell bent on getting to IPO level.

     So, like Redhat, thousands of volunteers working the code for years, will see nothing when canonical is sold.

  * I have more


Ubuntu would be one of the last distributions

I would ever recommend.