Given the recent Novell+Microsoft, RedHat vs. Oracle, and Sun Java Open Source news, Ubuntu is out there marching to it's own drummer. It is a grassroots effort that seems to be growing.
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So, how will Ubuntu do in the rough and tumble world of Linux and commercial support? It seems to have a strong following. It seems stable and well supported. What challenges will it face, on the IP and service to customers side? Will people still contribute and continue the helpful feedback.