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    Who makes ubuntu?

    Are their full-time hired professionals to make ubuntu? If so, how are they payed? I guess to make a software, a group has to be into it for months or so. By making small portions of code all over the world wouldn't do it or at least would not guarantee that new versions of ubuntu would come out.

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    Re: Who makes ubuntu?

    Maybe this will help you understand Linux and Ubuntu in a different light.
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    Re: Who makes ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by RobikShrestha View Post
    I guess to make a software, a group has to be into it for months or so. By making small portions of code all over the world wouldn't do it or at least would not guarantee that new versions of ubuntu would come out.
    Both are true. OSes are big projects, but comprised of many small bits of code.

    Canonical employs a few teams of developers for Ubuntu, Ubuntu One, and related projects, and the system as a whole stands on the shoulders of a million giants - see the links from the previous poster.

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    Re: Who makes ubuntu?

    Ubuntu (Zulu/Xhosa pronunciation: [ùɓúntʼú]; English: /ʊˈbʊntuː/ oo-BOON-too) is an ethic or humanist philosophy focusing on people's allegiances and relations with each other. The word has its origin in the Bantu languages of southern Africa. Ubuntu is seen as a classical African concept.[1]


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_(philosophy)
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    'Ubuntu' is African for 'I can't configure Debian GNU/Linux'.
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    Re: Who makes ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by aG93IGRvIGkgdWJ1bnR1Pw== View Post
    'Ubuntu' is African for 'I can't configure Debian GNU/Linux'.
    That's about right, mate. Translates into quite a few other dialects when you put it thatway, I reckon.
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    Wink Re: Who makes ubuntu?

    As Steve Ballmer eloquently puts it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMU0tzLwhbE

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    Re: Who makes ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by RobikShrestha View Post
    Are their full-time hired professionals to make ubuntu? If so, how are they payed? I guess to make a software, a group has to be into it for months or so. By making small portions of code all over the world wouldn't do it or at least would not guarantee that new versions of ubuntu would come out.
    The answers are simply: yes, like how any FT employee gets paid, and the Internet makes coordination possible.

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    Re: Who makes ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by aG93IGRvIGkgdWJ1bnR1Pw== View Post
    'Ubuntu' is African for 'I can't configure Debian GNU/Linux'.

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