I would even say, it is in the nature of open source projects for people to be overly critical and jealous. Precisely because people are doing it for free, people seek reward in appreciation. When someone dumps their project they feel personally offended. When some other distro is more successful they feel threatened.
And then we have we also have a group of fundamentalists under the lead of Richard M. Stallman who charge at unbelievers or deviants of the holy faith and wish to burn them at the stakes.
I think it is mostly funny.
I can only bring my appreciation to Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical, all the people in the Ubuntu community and all the people in the Linux community for making it happen. No need for quarrel, use the energy rather in a constructive way. Like Mark Shuttleworth writes: do not poison the well you leave behind. I think that is well put. you want to make another project or distro great? Then do just that.
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