Re: He's still a tool.
*Mutter* It's Roger, not "Richard", Fred.
Putting a flower into the muzzle (and thus down the barrel) of a rifle is unlikely to cause anything other than an amusing photo. It's hardly likely to be a criminal act. Criminally stupid, maybe, but criminally illegal? Not likely.
So, a company that makes a profit is fair game, then? Why? As to Canonical being in it purely for the money, and failing to re-contributing to the Linux community. Um. Not so. Remember, they give their distro away free for *personal use*. It may not be contributing to the community in the form of code, etc, but it's still one hell of a lost leader, as there is absolutely no guarantee that those 'customers' are likely to be IT buyers for their companies, is there?
In any case, this idiot didn't go after Canonical themselves, oh no. He went after their community forums - he went after the users, not Canonical. Try excusing that, if you can.
Again, he's still a tool. And that's being icily polite about it.