After thirteen years of not-so marital bliss, Eric S. Raymond
, co-founder of the Open Source Initiative
, is calling it quits on his partnership with Red Hat/Fedora
. The final straw came after he spent 4 hours working on what should have been a routine upgrade only to have his entire system rendered unusable. In a scathing open letter posted on various Linux websites and mailing lists, Raymond lays bare his anger and frustration
with what he claims is Fedora's "failure of vision which will condemn Fedora to a shrinking niche in the future."
As if that wasn't enough, Raymond goes one step farther by quickly rebounding with Ubuntu
, an open source OS which he indicates has risen and addressed the challenges which Fedora never was able to.