Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Jul 2007 00:21 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Ubuntu Live conference began yesterday in Portland Oregon with Mark Shuttleworth's keynote presentation. Shuttleworth, the Ubuntu project's charismatic leader, discussed a wide variety of topics relating to Canonical's business prospects and the future of the Ubuntu Linux distribution.
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RE[9]: release synchronization
by zsitvaij on Tue 24th Jul 2007 22:21 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: release synchronization"
zsitvaij
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2006-06-14

Eh.. I notice you added a paragraph, but I've run out of editing time.

"Also, imagine yourself as being a commercial developer (yes yes closed source is evil yadda yadda). You have developed an extremely popular program called Photoshoot. Lots and lots of customers started to ask for a Linux port. Because of patents and the fact that you licensed third party libraries (and many other reasons), you cannot open source Photoshoot. And now what do you do? You can't ask distros to package your app. Isn't it a huge pain to make 5 different binaries, compiled on 5 different Linux distributions? Wouldn't why a single binary, that works on all distros, be a good thing?"


Let's for a moment suppose software patents are valid here (they aren't), and that I would want to run non-free software (I don't).

If you're in that kind of bind, you have the resources to ensure your binaries are LSB compliant and just drop it all to /opt. I understand its purpose was this. Then all you have to watch are glibc updates.

Also, I couldn't help but notice that you have the autopackage website as your homepage, and you've posted before claiming to be a developer. That certainly explains your unwillingness to acknowledge that the current system works.

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