Canonical's History and Disasters

There is a great article over at that describes the history and strange path from idea to what has become one of the most widely used Linux Distrobutions, Ubuntu.  No path is ever straight or error free but this article really points out a problem a lot of Open Source projects face in the balancing act between innovation and a drive to  attract users.  All in all it's a good read but to hear all of our comments check out this weeks podcast.  As always we do like to have an opinion on such things.