Posted by: Administrator
on July 12, 2006 02:05 AM
Rest assured that Xandros contributes back heavily to the open source and Linux communities. It doesn't do it under the Xandros name but the individual developers are heavy contributors to the upstream projects under their own names, on company time, using corporate resources with approval.
Xandros is not targeting the open source community as its market, so the accrual of geekpoints isn't a benefit to the corporation, and neither is ongoing support of open source contributions for non-paying customers. It's a business with a viable business model, not a charity with a vision.
I'm making this statement as a Xandros insider, one who has made my share of (ongoing) open source contributions.