Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 26th Apr 2007 01:19 UTC, submitted by muszek
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu Open Week is a series of IRC meetings of people behind the distribution and the community. Mark Shuttleworth answered various questions on Tuesday and Wednesday. The interview covers many issues, including: GPL v3, proprietary software, Microsoft's $3 project, Launchpad, non-free stuff in Ubuntu, April 19th siege of ubuntu.com, Canonical vs. Ubuntu Foundation, becoming F/OSS contributor. Full logs are available on Ubuntu wiki. Ubuntu News has a digest with the most interesting pieces. Also, another interview with Mark is here and four interesting Ubuntu articles are here, here, here and here.
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The DRM posting is very interesting.
by TBPrince on Thu 26th Apr 2007 10:25 UTC
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It might be off-topic maybe, but be sure to read Shuttleworth's analysis on DRM status. He's been very clever AND very objective in that and it's much different than usual Linux community rants about that.

For the first time I read someone connected to open-source be objective about DRM in stating that DRM is not a problem and question is not wether to support DRMs or not but they business model around it.

It is very interesting that he never mentions any OS and its support because he clearly agrees that OS support IS NOT the real problem. Good reading.

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