A Software Populist Who Doesn’t Do Windows

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jan 10, 2009 9:03 PM EDT
The New York Times; By Ashlee Vance
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They’re either hapless pests or the very people capable of overthrowing Windows. Take your pick. It feels pretty clear to me that the open process produces better stuff,” says Mark Shuttleworth, whose team at Canonical is leading the Ubuntu project. In December, hundreds of these controversial software developers gathered for one week at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. They came from all over the world, sporting many of the usual signs of software mercenaries: jeans, ponytails, unruly facial hair and bloodshot eyes.

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