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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TBPrince
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2005-07-06

That's not true.

Majors are greedy but so are authors. You can't sign a 20millions - 5millions - 1million contract with your author and then distribute for free. Unless you print money, of course ;-)

If authors would really care about cheap music/movies/works, they wouldn't ask for millions as prize. But they don't. Of course, if a major gives u 1 millions, that's only because they think they will gain 10x. But I've never heard of anyone stating "10 millions for my next record?? No, that's way too much! I will ask 10 thousands...".

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