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 DistroWatch.com 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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2005-07-10

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.

https://wiki.launchpad.canonical.com/

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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manmist Member since:
2005-12-18

"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. "

Canonical is selling and customising it for people who buy the support contracts for Ubuntu for deploying things like IBM DB2 which does require a Canonical support contract.

The only reason Mark shuttleworth doesnt want to open source it yet is because he is basing his business on those proprietary components. I dont mind that except that Ubuntu is touted as free for everyone and Ubuntu moderator complains about Linspire offering a commercial service for their product while Ubuntu itself is entirely based on proprietary infrastructure including stuff like Launchpad, Malone, build system etc...

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