Canonical is not interested in the Linux kernel
Canonical said it has "no interest" in Linux kernel development. Two weeks ago a Linux Foundation report showed that since version 2.6.32, Microsoft had committed more code to the Linux kernel than Canonical. Since then, Canonical has faced claims from rivals that it does not contribute to Linux as much as it should given its popularity.
Recently Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth told The INQUIRER that his company has no interest in contributing to the Linux kernel. Previously Scott Crenshaw, VP of Red Hat's cloud business had told The INQUIRER that Canonical does not write code. When asked, Shuttleworth responded to that by saying, "I think Red Hat feels [that] if they keep saying that enough maybe it'll be true."
Shuttleworth continued, "It's absolutely true we have no interest in the core fundamentals of the Linux kernel, none whatsoever. The Linux kernel was flying before Ubuntu was founded, what was missing at the time was the commitment to the end user experience, the quality of the whole integration that Ubuntu essentially brought. I don't think anybody who thinks about that seriously would say that the enormous amount of work that we do on that is not a contribution."
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