Future of Kubuntu, Should You Be Worried?

Jonathan Riddel recently announced that Canonical is stopping the funding of Kubuntu project. Jonathan wrote, “Today I bring the disappointing news that Canonical will no longer be funding my work on Kubuntu after 12.04. Canonical wants to treat Kubuntu in the same way as the other community flavors such as Edubuntu, Lubuntu, and Xubuntu, and support the projects with infrastructure. This is a big challenge to Kubuntu of course and KDE as well.”

The news lead to many questions. There are numerous discussions on the mailing lists and on the Internet about the future of Kubuntu. the announcement raises some questions which need to be answered.

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