wounded in the line of duty
Of course does Canonical/Ubuntu have the right to use Red Hat's work. You are coining the word stealing (and maybe Slashdot's headline is), I never said they were stealing. And being part of the CentOS community I can defend that what CentOS is doing is not stealing either.
But the problem is that using Red Hat's patches is a lot of work unless Ubuntu LTS is using the exact same software versions. Especially for the kernel, and that is what my opinion piece is all about.
However I do not agree that synchronising the distribution releases is going to benefit the community at large. Like what I wrote I think it mostly benefits Ubuntu LTS and Canonical. Not existing Enterprise Linux users, nor the community.
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