Posted by: Anonymous
on December 17, 2008 10:03 PM
Ubuntu Developer Summit is open for everyone. You could have joined it as well. Any project which is as big as this is needs to gather from all around and sit down in the same room. This is what any companies and projects do. Why would one like to have Linux-only conferences? Because when people are interested in the same topic, they will be more productive and can actually dig deep in the thing they are working on.
There is actually quite a good bunch of stuff which isn't from upstream in Ubuntu. However, that doesn't mean that it wouldn't be available for others as well. Ubuntu developers are Linux developers also, but they are affiliated with Ubuntu as a KDE developer is affiliated with KDE and not just Linux in general. Don't you think that a developer should do one thing really really well and concentrate to it, rather than trying to do a bit for everything very lousily?