The problem with Canonical
Sure, even though it doesn't require much explanation:
Originally Posted by alexThunder
Canonical is a company which hasn't been contributing upstream since day one, which means, that all patches they apply to their distribution (namely Ubuntu and now Ubuntu Phone) are not beneficial to the projects they are using (cf. Linux-Kernel).
I do have issues with proprietary software, but agree on the fact, that in some cases we have to deal with them until a future, better, *free* solution is developed.
In case of Ubuntu, it is the other way around. We cannot see it as a GNU/Linux-distribution any more, as it has been designed to be proprietary and incorporates many aspects which let Canonical earn a lot of money from those idiots *buying* their software for which there are lots of, mostly better, free alternatives.
Now the problem is, that most people don't see they are fooled and even support people like Mark Shuttleworth in their cause.
I personally don't deny the fact Ubuntu is very successful in fooling people this way.
Hopefully this statement cleared things up for you.
Aaron's response to this article
Aaron has responed on this article:
"Dear Michael Larabel, if you are going to post my Google+ updates to Phoronix (or anywhere else), please do so with accuracy. I clearly wrote in my posting last night that "I want to make it crystal clear that I think Ubuntu Phone a great thing to see", yet you write I'm "not a fan of the Ubuntu Phone".
These are difficult enough topics as it is, the last thing it needs are people misrepresenting my words and misquoting me.
I would appreciate a correction on your Phoronix article."