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In-fighting sparks in the Kubuntu camp

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Despite tomorrow being Ubuntu Hug Day (a bug-finding day where testers get a hug for finding a bug), there'll be little love between the German Kubuntu developers and the rest of the Ubuntu team.

Andreas Mueller, who heads up the German Kubuntu (kubuntu.de) team, helped start the Kubuntu project, and purportedly finances much of its work out of his own pocket, has launched a public attack on Mark Shuttleworth's Canonical, the company that runs the Ubuntu project.

The initial complaint from the German team, including Mueller, claimed that Ubuntu had taken too long to activate his account on Kubuntu.org, and criticised Canonical for only paying one developer - Jonathan Riddell. "... Until now we have to assume that Canonical is not willing to make Kubuntu a 'first class distribution'," reads the complaint. This is in response to Riddell's comment when Kubuntu was first released: "With Ubuntu we had the opportunity to make the first class distribution that KDE deserves, in Kubuntu we have now done that."

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