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  • labyrinth153
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    I used to be an Ubuntu contributor and left pretty disillusioned over their antics. This was before Mir was on the drawing board. Don't trust them.

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  • blackout23
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    Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    Sorry, Canonical. Red Hat beat you at the race once again.
    Wayland doesn't even have any or only a few contributions from RedHat. Kristian Hogsberg worked at Intel when he started it, now the project maintainer is employed by Samsung and Daniel Stone and Pekka Paalanen both work for Collabora.

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by littleowl View Post
    There is another reason - Canonical's CLA - a show stopper for many developers.
    Yeah, also that. They don't seem to like the fact that their stuff might actually be truly free for all.

    Really, I keep thinking that this mindset reminds me of Microsoft.

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  • littleowl
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    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
    And this is generally the same reason they also made Bazaar, Upstart, and pretty much anything else that crashed and burned in the past.
    There is another reason - Canonical's CLA - a show stopper for many developers.

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  • littleowl
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    Originally posted by TheBlackCat View Post
    No one outside canonical really knows. The reasons they listed ending up being technically incorrect, and no more legitimate reasons have been provided other than that they want control.

    My speculation is that this is an example of the Dunning–Kruger effect, Ninety-nine rule, and the Sunk-cost fallacy

    .....
    Thumbs up.

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  • nomadewolf
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    Originally posted by pracedru View Post
    Could some one remind me.. Why didn't Canonical just use Wayland?
    Despite asking this, every time an article is posted on this subject, I haven't heard any really good reason yet.
    They did it, because Wayland wasn't created by them.

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  • starshipeleven
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    Originally posted by pracedru View Post
    Could some one remind me.. Why didn't Canonical just use Wayland?
    Despite asking this, every time an article is posted on this subject, I haven't heard any really good reason yet.
    Because they thought they could make something better than Wayland, and also faster. (to give a sense of scale, Wayland is developed by everyone, Mir only by Canonical)

    And this is generally the same reason they also made Bazaar, Upstart, and pretty much anything else that crashed and burned in the past.

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  • Figueiredo
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    To be fair, Wayland is just a protocol. If Canonical decided to use the Wayland protocol, they would still have to write their Wayland display server from the ground up just like Gnome KDE et al have been doing. By not adhering to the protocol, there is an increase in flexibility. If that flexibility has or ever will materialize into any tangible benefit remains to be seen...

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  • GreatEmerald
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    Sorry, Canonical. Red Hat beat you at the race once again.

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  • TheBlackCat
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    Originally posted by andrebrait View Post
    They wanted to be ablento use drivers for Android, and they can't be used on Wayland.
    Except not only can they be used, and are being used, Canonical actually used a Wayland Android compatibility layer called libhybris for Mir.

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