Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Aug 2006 13:02 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Linspire Three weeks ahead of schedule, version 1.0 of Freespire, the no-cost community version of Linspire, is now available from the project's website. You can download a completely open source version, or a version that includes various proprietary codecs and drivers for an improved out-the-box experience. Screenshots.
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by deanlinkous on Wed 9th Aug 2006 03:50 UTC
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That is one of my problems with Linspire. But they have every right to do the things they do because the license allows it and cannot be leeches because they have that right. That being said, it is not the right thing to do usually and as such I think they should think more about assisting projects to develop and less about taking those projects and turning it into "their" project.

That is a tough issue that Linspire probably receives too much flack over yet probably does deserve some of it IMO. ;) Especially when they hold up their own project and say "see we contribute a lot to open source"

But as stated earlier, hopefully this is the start down a path of understanding for them and doing things differently. But we must be accepting of this and welcome them not berating them for what they have done. I am not saying everything they have ever done is wrong, simply that they need to consider the community and the impression more and think less about their bottom line.

I think! But I of course could be really wrong on both sides of the issue. ;)

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