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Ubuntu lives in a closed system

Ubuntu, the Linux distribution which tops the charts these days, is developed using this closed system. Kind of a contradiction in terms, one would think.
Read the comment at ITWire

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The mind harks back to the BitKeeper affair. In 2002, Linus Torvalds decided to start using the BitKeeper source code management system for developing Linux. At that time, there was a commercial version and a free non-commercial version. The free version required that all change logs be sent to a world-readable server controlled by BitMover, the company that develops BitKeeper. Both were proprietary – no source provided.

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