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The founder of Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth, has caused a stir in open-source circles as he calls Ubuntu's detractors the Open Source Tea Party.
Like many other prominent people in the free and open source software communities, Mark Shuttleworth, the man behind Canonical and Ubuntu/GNU Linux, has more than his fair share of detractors. But it's not often that he he hits out at them, unless it is in replies to posts on websites here and there.
Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical, had a few harsh words for the people who made a stand against their upcoming Mir display server.A new name has been chosen for the next operating system from Canonical, but Mark Shuttlworth also took the opportunity to say that all the Mir “haters” out there have formed an Open Source Tea Party, which is actually a bigger insult than it seem
Mark Shuttleworth has apologized on the behalf of his legal team for one of his employees asserting their trademark rights over a web-site that was critical of Ubuntu's privacy within Unity. At the same time he also apologized over his earlier "Open Source Tea Party" comments for anti-Mir users.
Ubuntu belongs to Mark Shuttleworth and Canonical. The last time we checked the GPL, theyre allowed to do with the code anything they want so long as they give any changes back to the community, which they appear to be doing.
Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical, has clarified his “Tea Party” comments and apologized for this rather personal remark. It's not every day that we see Mark Shuttleworth apologizing two times in a row, and most likely this is the first time that it happened.