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That's correct, Kubuntu are not directly funded by Canonical.  When Canonical cut the official funding to Kubuntu, Blue Systems stepped in and took over that position.  Reading between the lines with this current spat.  It appears to me that there's some Machiavellian maneuvering going on.  I think Canonical will be quiet happy to see Kubuntu quit the Ubuntu group.  It wouldn't surprise me if they give Kubuntu the trade mark as a parting gift, so to speak.
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It wouldn't surprise me if they give Kubuntu the trade mark as a parting gift, so to speak.

Can't see em doing that .. that would exclude Canonical/Ubuntu from reusing the name for another KDE version of Ubuntu under their direct control
(then what would the call that ?)
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Can't see em doing that .. that would exclude Canonical/Ubuntu from reusing the name for another KDE version of Ubuntu under their direct control
(then what would the call that ?)

UbuntuBLOAT or just Blobunutu  ;D!!
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Blobuntu .. love it :))

you can read it as blob-untu or blo-butntu

How about:-

KluDgEbuntu

?

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you'll never see KDE again without seeing KluDgE :)
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Blobuntu .. love it :))

you can read it as blob-untu oo blo-butntu

How about:-

KluDgEbuntu

?

[EDIT]

you'll never see KDE again without seeing KluDgE :)

Brilliant - it's embossed onto my brain  :D.  The KluDgE!!
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KluDgE (or kluge) (/klʌdʒ/, /kluːʒ/, /kluːdʒ/): a workaround or quick-and-dirty solution that is clumsy, inelegant, difficult to extend and hard to maintain

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kludge
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You guys are brilliant.  This is the first time I ever heard the word.   And below you can hear what the word sounds like yourselves!  ;)

And what's even crazier, the word originally was a word for an outside toilet?  ;D

Hey, it's the middle of the night, and you're out camping, and there are strange animal sounds all around your flimsy little tent.  And, wouldn't you know it?  That's when your kid, little Johnny, needs to go to the Kubuntu.

"Don't let the sounds scare you, kid.  You're old enough now to go to the kludgie yourself!"  :D

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/kludge?s=t]http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/kludge?s=t]http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/kludge?s=t
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And what's even crazier, the word originally was a word for an outside toilet?  ;D

Still works as an elaboration of KDE for me :)
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