Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Mar 2013 16:13 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Mark Shuttleworth: "I simply have zero interest in the crowd who wants to be different. Leet. 'Linux is supposed to be hard so it's exclusive' is just the dumbest thing that a smart person could say." He's right. Lots of interesting insights in this blog post - I may not agree with everything Ubuntu does, but at least it's doing something.
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by raboof on Fri 8th Mar 2013 20:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
raboof
Member since:
2005-07-24

"right now I'm attacking it because of the copyright assignment requirement for contributing to their projects


So funny you say that, cause you have to have to do the same if you want to contribute to Qt
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Qt makes some sense because it has a commercial version and it would make quite the mess when contributions cannot flow into the commercial version: you don't want the two to stray apart too far.

GNU, on the other hand.... but it looks like they're starting to loosen up too ( http://www.gnu.org/licenses/why-assign.html )

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by Lunitik on Fri 8th Mar 2013 20:49 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
Lunitik Member since:
2005-08-07

"Starting to loosen up" is simply a display of ignorance, that has ALWAYS been the case for GNU software. People are acting like it's something new, but it is really all they can find to try to argue against Ubuntu. I know this from personal experience because I have tried to make this argument in trying to justify why Canonical are bad.

In truth, there is no good argument, everything they are doing is justifiable right now. People are resisting change, and are focused on their particular interests rather than the bigger picture. Granted Canonical isn't making it very easy to look at the bigger picture, but it is surprising the backlash that has come when they actually tried to clue us in.

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by raboof on Sat 9th Mar 2013 10:06 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
raboof Member since:
2005-07-24

"Starting to loosen up" is simply a display of ignorance, that has ALWAYS been the case for GNU software.

I'm not sure you understood me correctly. If I remember correctly it used to be the case that it was always mandatory to assign your copyright over to the FSF when you want to contribute to GNU projects. The link shows now projects can choose whether or not they want to have their copyright handled by the FSF. That's what I meant with 'loosening up'.

People are acting like it's something new, but it is really all they can find to try to argue against Ubuntu.


I'm not sure I'm arguing against Ubuntu: while I usually think copyright assignment is a bad idea, pointing out that it makes sense for TrollTech/Nokia and even for FSF/GNU doesn't seem like an attack at Ubuntu at all.

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by Hiev on Fri 8th Mar 2013 21:01 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

So, all Ubuntu needs is to go commercial and it would make sense, double standards at its maximum.

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