Because no company ever has got into bankruptcy, or made mistakes.
Originally Posted by BO$$
Ubuntu is mostly another one of the bunch. Most of the software on it is from this "nobody's projects".
They have no interest in self destructing. The fact that Mir is controlled by a company is a plus not a minus. Finally some accountability. I'm sick of these nobody's projects that go nowhere.
So, they can see the future, since most of them are there before Canonical even exists.
The only reason it works with any distro/DE is because those distros and DEs are maintained by assholes who try to sabotage Canonical.
We can say the same about X.org/Wayland maintainers on maintaining a display server compared to Canonical's folks. Truth is, Canonical's software never got into such a low level before.
I also trust they know a bit more about OSes than you and have a very good reason why they created Mir and it's not because of NIH.
Popular distro != good programmers. At most, they are great at neat-picking other's software and PR, judging only by the popularity of the distro. Programming or designing software is a whole different world. A hint, most Gentoo and Arch users are programmers, and probably fairly good at it. Would you trust any of them to make a user friendly distro? Hint, they use one that isn't friendly at all. So, apples and oranges here.
These guys have a really popular distro, let's give them a little credit, OK? They may know they do.