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Fragmentation is not killing Linux

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Trying to force people into roles for a collective purpose is a bit like communism, where the state forces people into jobs to build one super … ok ok I’ll stop it. My point is you can’t force people to contribute to projects they don’t want to contribute to, so the idea of every distro being dropped to help support Ubuntu isn’t going to happen. There’s no boss here who can control the whole FOSS development resource like a big company. You just need to put this idea out of your mind. Accept it can’t happen.

There is however more to discuss than just “can we coerce people to work together?”. The following is just my opinion and I’m certainly open minded enough to change if people bring forward new points, so lets investigate some of the gripes people have with fragmentation.

“I continuously hear on Reddit tons of people saying Fragmentation is killing Linux. I think we all need to have this discussion.”

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