The next Ubuntu will have a more “secret” to avoid criticism before launch
Definitely, not Canonical liked all the criticism received prior to the release of Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal , so just announced a move that is sure to bring even more critical: some key parts of the new Ubuntu 13.04 will be developed in private and away the watchful eye of the community.
Mark Shuttleworth, a leader in the Development of Ubuntu, explains his motives: “We realized that critics will always be critics, argue with them new ideas or not.” Considering this, the people behind Ubuntu preferred that the next version, the reviews come when everything is ready and not before, as well as a way to have a greater publicity stunt.
Not exactly a bad idea or anything, but a little careful against what has been the development of Ubuntu over time. This time, to know in advance what is coming in the new version (Raring Ringtail) will have to have some “credibility established” within the community that supports the development, something that probably is not going to fall well within that community .
Link: Key parts of Ubuntu 13.04 will be Developed in secret, to escape the critics’ ire (Extreme Tech)Tags: Canonica, community, Development, Linux, platform, Quantal Ubuntu Quetzal, Raring Ubuntu Ringtail, Ubuntu 13.04