Quo Vadis, Kubuntu?

Events of the past week, before and after Gutsy’s release, have led me to think deeply about Kubuntu. No, I haven’t been thinking about what new features to implement (not that I could anyway), what bugs to fix (I’ll try, of course) or what Ubuntu features we need to catch up with. No, I was thinking much deeper, less technical, more abstract, more long term. Not that those goals are unimportant. But they will only be important depending on who/what we are and what we have planned.

What happened?

Ubuntu, no doubt, is a great distro. It’s popularity has helped katapult Kubuntu into the limelight as well. Kubuntu definitely has merits of its own, but Ubuntu’s popularity has helped a lot in marketing Kubuntu. But that popularity is a two-edged sword.