当前时区为 UTC + 8 小时



发表新帖 回复这个主题  [ 1 篇帖子 ] 
作者 内容
1 楼 
 文章标题 : <<linux bible>>指出ubuntu所面临的挑战,不知大家怎么看
帖子发表于 : 2006-08-06 20:45 

注册: 2006-05-23 1:52
帖子: 22
送出感谢: 0 次
接收感谢: 0 次
Challenges Facing Ubuntu
Despite its rise to stardom, Ubuntu is bound to suffer some growing pains. Some
possible challenges Ubuntu faces include:
✦ Debian’s goodwill—While Debian relies on contributions from thousands of
developers worldwide, Ubuntu has only a handful (ten was the last number I
heard) of full-time developers. This means that going forward, they rely a
great deal on the goodwill of the Debian community. There are some in the
Debian community who have spoken out, saying that the good work of the
Debian project has been hijacked by a rich guy and a few developers who
have taken credit from the Debian project. To continue to thrive, Ubuntu
needs to find a comfortable way to coexist with the Debian project.
✦ Fast release cycles—Ubuntu has set itself a pace of six-month release cycles.
In terms of major Linux distributions, only Red Hat Linux (and now its community-
driven predecessor Fedora) has consistently stayed close to a sixmonth
release cycle. Debian has not been known to rush to release new
versions. Breezy (the third release of Ubuntu) came out in October, 2005. So
the two releases of Ubuntu following the original in October 2004 have hit the
six-month schedule. The challenge is to see if they can keep it up.
✦ Business model—While the Ubuntu project does offer shirts, hats, teddy
bears, and other products you can purchase that carry the Ubuntu logo
(www.cafepress.com/ubuntushop), proceeds from that and donations are
clearly not going to be enough to support a long-term development effort. The
project has made it clear that it intends to be committed to software that is
“100% free of charge” going forward. The question is, how will Ubuntu be paid
for in the future if the costs become too much for its benefactor to bear.
✦ Freedom and responsibility—Endeavors with goals such as freedom and
equality as guiding lights can sometimes suffer from a lack of control. As
Ubuntu has become more popular, technical discussions have sometimes
spun out of control to become almost religious discussions. This problem is
not unique to Ubuntu. However, Ubuntu seems to resist the response that
some profit-oriented Linux projects ultimately resort to: “Because we say so.”
So far, I believe, Ubuntu leadership has done a good job setting up a structure
to make hard decisions in a free environment. For example, Ubuntu now has a
Community Council (to create teams and projects, as well as leaders for each
team) and a Technical Board (to guide the technical direction of Ubuntu).
There is also now a Code of Conduct (www.ubuntu.com/community/conduct)
presented to keep everyone participating in the project on the same path.
It will be interesting to see how Ubuntu grows in the future, once the excitement of
being the new kid on the block begins to wear off. So far, the project appears to be
holding up well under the pressure and continuing to grow.


页首
 用户资料  
 
显示帖子 :  排序  
发表新帖 回复这个主题  [ 1 篇帖子 ] 

当前时区为 UTC + 8 小时


在线用户

正在浏览此版面的用户:Google [Bot] 和 4 位游客


不能 在这个版面发表主题
不能 在这个版面回复主题
不能 在这个版面编辑帖子
不能 在这个版面删除帖子
不能 在这个版面提交附件

前往 :  
本站点为公益性站点,用于推广开源自由软件,由 DiaHosting VPSBudgetVM VPS 提供服务。
我们认为:软件应可免费取得,软件工具在各种语言环境下皆可使用,且不会有任何功能上的差异;
人们应有定制和修改软件的自由,且方式不受限制,只要他们自认为合适。

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
简体中文语系由 王笑宇 翻译