|Mark Shuttleworth - the man behind Canonical and Ubuntu - has been heavily criticized by parts of the Linux community.|
He believes that much of this is politics and strikes back.
The "Not invented here" (NIH) criticism has also been put forward here (by me - regarding Mir) so it is time to let him defend himself.
Here's what he has to say about it:
The systemD critisism is a smart move because Linux users are very conservative and really do not like things to change to much.
I have cursed it myself from time to time - but then I found out that when you master it; you can master any Linux with it - except Ubuntu....
I will admit that I liked the one single config file in Arch (rc.conf) better though - but I will get over it.
SystemD does represent a long needed standardization in the Linux world. But it is not invented by Canonical....
And he has got that Tea Party stuff all wrong - we party with Beer
Shuttleworth is proud to be the "Ubuntu Daddy" as The Register has called him - and that he should be.
Ubuntu has done a lot to make Linux known.