Linked by David Adams on Tue 13th Dec 2011 03:12 UTC
Editorial I was reading today about how Linux Mint developers altered the Banshee music player source code to redirect affiliate revenue from Amazon music orders to them instead of Banshee. They've reportedly made less than $4, which has caused a kerfluffle among those paying attention to that corner of the world. But it raises a larger point that has been swirling around for a couple of decades: an OS vendor has a lot of power to influence, and even monetize their user base. Where should they draw the line?
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It is their software
by lucas_maximus on Tue 13th Dec 2011 18:37 UTC
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If it is your software, you can do make it do what the hell you like. Whether people will use it, is another thing.

Edited 2011-12-13 18:38 UTC

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