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Many scholars have written about Ubuntu and it is fair to limit our discussion to scholars who have been interested in the philosophical meaning of the term in South African thought. In this category we have first generation Ubuntu specialists such as Mogobe Bernard Ramose (1999; 2014), who is credited with his definition of Ubuntu as humanity, Stanlake Samkange and Tommie Marie Samkange (1980), who link Hunhu/Ubuntu with the idea of humanism, and Desmond Tutu (1999), who sees Ubuntu as a philosophy of conflict resolution. These four people are considered first-generation Ubuntu scholars because historically they were among the first black philosophers in Africa to write about Hunhu/Ubuntu as a philosophy. They also began writing in the 1980s and early 1990s and viewed Ubuntu, inspired by traditional South African thought, as a human quality or attribute of the soul.
We also have second generation Ubuntu specialists such as Michael Onyebuchi Eze (2010), who is credited with his critical history of the term Ubuntu, Michael Battle (2009), who is credited with some ideas on the understanding of the linguistic meaning of the term Ubuntu, as well as his famous claim that Ubuntu is a gift to the Western world, Fainos Mangena (2012a; 2012b), who is credited with defining Hunhu/Ubuntu and extracting the idea from the Communal Moral Position (CMP) by her and Thaddeus Metz (2007), whose search for a basic tenet defining African ethics has attracted much scholarly attention. Furthermore, Christian BN Gade (2011; 2012; 2013) took the Hunhu/Ubuntu discourse to another level by examining the historical development of Ubuntu discourses, as well as the significance of Ubuntu among South Africans of African descent (SAAD). Finally, we have Martin H Prozesky, who outlined some of the hallmarks of the Hunhu/Ubuntu philosophy that are important for this entry point.
Ubuntu has telemetry
Ubuntu collects telemetry data on install and post-install details, usage data, and system information. They collect this information continuously if you sign up. The data collected by Ubuntu is:
The wrath of the elders
Bacon is largely right about the causes of the complaints. If he follows the links, many lead to bugs or feature complaints. But many attacks on Ubuntu have less to do with technology than with the politics of the free software community.
Of these political complaints, the oldest is that Ubuntu borrows from Debian without giving back enough. Ubuntu not only uses packages from the Debian test repository for its releases, but many Debian developers have been contracted by Canonical, the commercial arm of Ubuntu. Although these developers often continue to work with Debian packages, over the years the Debian mailing lists have been littered with accusations that they prioritize Ubuntu packages and neglect Debian ones.