Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Mar 2006 20:21 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Debian and its clones Linspire and one of its biggest desktop Linux rivals, Ubuntu, are talking about collaborating to offer Linspire's CNR (Click-N-Run) application download service to Ubuntu users. CNR is a subscription service ($20 annually) through which users can install thousands of software programs with 'literally' one click, CEO Kevin Carmony said. Ubuntu, according to the no. 1 most popular Linux distribution (as ascertained by number of clicks), has nothing like CNR available for its users. Both Linspire and Ubuntu are based on the Debian kernel.
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RE[3]: Kevin Carmony's Attempt
by subterrific on Sat 4th Mar 2006 05:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Kevin Carmony's Attempt"
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Where do you see Canonical selling Launchpad, Malone, or any of this other stuff? If they're selling it, I can't find it on their website. In fact, I can't find any information on Canonical ever having plans to sell Launchpad or any software, just support for Ubuntu.

It seems to me they are keeping their development plans very much in the open. From all of the information there, I think they are planning on releasing Launchpad as FOSS, otherwise why would they be publishing developer documentation and coding standards. The plan seems to be to do a 1.0 release July 6th.

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