Re: Your thoughts on Ubuntu.com without Community?
Begs he question, why did they and make statements like this? "Ubuntu is free. Always has been and always will be. From the operating system to security updates, storage to software." Which still resides on the Ubuntu.com site. From a charitable standpoint it's logical, but from a profitability perspective it appears disingenuous - at best.
If Canonical is going to be something other than a perpetual Shuttleworth charity, it needs to turn a profit. Doing that requires decisions made in whatever Canonical sees as its best interest, even if those decisions alienate the Ubuntu community. That's not because "bad people" are involved on either side. It's just inevitable.
Frankly, I am not so sure Canonical made the best decision when, years ago, it chose to encourage and foster an Ubuntu community, because I don't see how that all works in the long term.
Many community members may share QIII's opinion (#65) or worse, which could adversely effect the future of Ubuntu as a profitable OS. Alienating the community (after relying on it for years) and violating an oath, could easily compromise the entire Ubuntu project. Not a good start, for what some may believe is inevitable.
"All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward."