Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Jan 2007 15:59 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The first screenshots have emerged of the new official Ubuntu meta package 'ubuntu-restricted-extras'. This package enables the multiverse/universe repositories (after a warning), after which it installs various non-free packages such as Flash and various codecs. The package is for the upcoming Feisty Fawn release only. More information can be found in the Wiki. Thanks to Digg.com for pointing this out.
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MS Fonts
by robinh on Mon 8th Jan 2007 20:31 UTC
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2006-12-19

I'm not sure it's a good Idea making these available, as it effectivly hands MS a stick to beat us with. Also, I'm very happy with the Deja-Vu and Bitstream fonts, and I wouldn't like to see these projects loose users as a result.

IMO, Ubuntu shouldn't include any sotware that clearly has patent problems associated with it. Granted, you could argue that most sotftware has patent problems, but this is more due to the inadequacy of existing patent laws which allow a form of 'patent trolling'. I think a distinction must be made in this case as MS created and patented this software for it's own use, and so has an undeniable and absolute right to do whatever it wants with it.

--Robin

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