I’m not going to try and re-fight the old battles about who contributes and who doesn’t, or who contributes more or should contribute more. I just wanted to show one area where I think Ubuntu is a top contributor: putting the “community” in open source.
This map shows some of the 81 events planned by the Ubuntu Local Community (LoCo) Teams that are coming up in the next two months. LoCo teams comprise only a part of the total number of teams that have organized in and around the Ubuntu project, and these events represent only a portion of the number of events that Ubuntu users and members participate in.
(Disclaimer: As of March 14th, I am an employee of Canonical, the maker of Ubuntu.)