Topic: Linux: Canonical is a free-rider
It's pretty hard to argue with the success of Canonical (Ubuntu). They managed to win over a huge user base in a relatively short amount of time. They have contributed (in my opinion) greatly to the conversion of end-users interested in an alternative desktop operating system. It seems however that Canonical doesn't play nice with the upstream developers. They have a substantial user base but seem to push a disproportional amount of patches upstream.