Thanks for chipping in. BTW @droth49, your subscription as member of Amahi Pro makes possible to keep Amahi going -- much appreciated and we'd like to know what can we do (services, support) to improve the Pro experience.
Again, I rather not go into the specifics (too long, done before a few times esp. in IRC), but it turned out that the grass was not greener in Ubuntu land, like all the fans promised.
Not only the community is a mess in Ubuntu. Debian people, who know their stuff, reject helping on Ubuntu (it's NOT Debian!), and Ubuntu community people are largely clueless on technical stuff. Their process is largely driven by Canonical and they barely contribute to Linux at all.
The Fedora community may be dry, but generally RedHat people are everywhere and (generally) take contributions and help, even if they disagree with the way Amahi works (they are close-minded, their paycheck is on the line).
In any case, I don't get why people are so obsessed with security patches when Amahi systems are run behind a firewall. Only once in the history of Amahi we had to release one security update. It was a DNS server bug where updates on the internet side of DNS server could potentially creep into the local DNS server. But even then, it was extremely remote that anything could come into a private network. Your server will continue running for years and years if you let it run!
The bottom line is that Fedora, their repos, packages, etc. are managed professionally and, as hard as it is, Ubuntu is nowhere near the level of professionalism and execution as Fedora.
We tried it at great effort and we mostly made it work. If we have Ubuntu contributors, we will support the next LTS.
That said, some things are changing in this area at RedHat. They started a new server initiative and they reached to the Amahi community to http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Server
Maybe something comes out of it. Also, RedHat acquiring CentOS may bring changes in this area as well.