Canonical Loses Work From Top Compiz Contributor
Phoronix: Canonical Loses Work From Top Compiz Contributor
Following a tough week for Canonical with controversies surrounding the Mir Display Server and uncertainties about whether Ubuntu 13.04 would be released or turned into a rolling release model, Sam Spilsbury one of the lead Compiz developers and former Canonical employees, had some harsh words for the Ubuntu backer...
I really hope Canonical fails really fast with their Mir stuff and their approach to the community.
They take so much, they give so little.
His compiz stuff is all included in the 0.9.9 development. What he means is it would have gone to waste if Ubuntu 13.04 didn't actually release, which it will.
"I was basically going to throw away 4 months of hard work because Ubuntu wasnít going to take my patches because they donít want to take community patches on compiz anymore."
Originally Posted by d2kx
It quite hard to undestand what he meant.
"because they donít want to take community patches on compiz anymore." They aren't taking community patches anymore
"because they woudn't take community patches on compiz anymore." They won't take patches if 13.04 isn't released
Compiz was dead anyway. KWin is where it's at.
He's on his monthly?
Talk about whiners. If you patch Compiz then you're doing it for the Users, not Canonical, since they give away the OS for free. Just patch what you want to do and what you don't then don't. There's no pressure, other than you will miss being apart of the history of Linux and Ubuntu.
I agree, KWin and KDE are the best for me. After installing good looking Icon packages, the Oxygen theme, Dark translucent Windows, it looks way more better than Windows.
Originally Posted by BO$$
But this programmer can't he start helping on KWin? He should be honoured and asked to help KWin developement.
I thought everything they take gets released for everyone to use? Correct me if I'm wrong
Originally Posted by newwen
GPL doesn't have a clause that would require us to like Canonical or wish them well. It's not about licensing, it's about their treatment of the community and about them being jerks for the sake of being jerks.
Originally Posted by jayrulez
please clarify it for me: where have the been jerks at?
Originally Posted by prodigy_