Something significant happened in the world of Ubuntu yesterday. It happened behind the scenes, and nobody really noticed, but nothing less than the future of Ubuntu is at stake.
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But this isnt about software. Its about politics. This move has important consequences. Its an experiment thats a strong indicator of how those responsible for Ubuntu see its future.
Lets take a look at why Ubuntu is so popular. It came from nowhere around two years ago and today is the most popular desktop distro around. Thats impressive. It took Red Hat and SUSE years to get to a similar position in the minds and hearts of users.