Nevertheless, Aaron is pretty critical of Ubuntu Phone, and frankly, he has a point. Ubuntu is not using the common codebase they try and claim and their use of Qt and QML in their phone is pretty amusing. They've wasted large sums of time and money over the years going down many different software avenues over the years, Gnome being one (and worse, doing a great deal to hurt others in the process), only to decide years later that they really needed to create Unity and then they decide that the mast they have nailed their development colours to is not good enough for phone and mobile development.
It's the kind of thing that doesn't make me interested in any form of desktop or GUI open source development and hasn't for years. It's the same old bullshit. Pardon my French but Ubuntu either needs to either produce something worthwhile and useful that will move open source desktop and GUI usage forwards dramatically or they need to run out of Shuttleworth's cash and fuck off.