Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Feb 2006 17:59 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Mark Shuttleworth is the founder of Thawte, the first certification authority to sell public SSL certificates. After selling Thawte to Verisign, Mark moved on to training as an astronaut in Russia and visiting space. Once he got back he founded Ubuntu, the leading GNU/Linux distribution. He agreed on releasing a quick interview to Free Software Magazine." One of the more interesting quotes: "With Ubuntu, it's still too early to say we've been successful. My personal goal is to make the distro sustainable - then there will be a team that pays its own way and can focus on producing the best free software desktop on the planet without my interference!"
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RE[3]: the finishing stroke!!
by Moulinneuf on Tue 21st Feb 2006 08:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: the finishing stroke!!"
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"I'm not a big fan of extremism."

Extremism is when you remove choice , its when you dont allow other to install side by side , its when you make contract where only you profit from the deal. It swhat Microsoft and Apple do.

What Ubuntu does is humanitarian , they offer choice and they offer something free ( as in freedom and price ) to all of us regarles of who we are. With Ubuntu as default someone can install Windows if they whant to. same with Apple. Why should Proprietary and closed software be the fault and primary choice at all time ?

"Replace "Ubuntu" with "any one of a number of free *nixen""

You cant replace Ubunutu , Ubuntu is unique , there is also no free Nixx , there is only GNU/Linux an ex NIX who learned from the nix fatal mistake.

" and "1. A majority of the PC's for sale should include only free software" "

Yes , because then people see that windows as a real cost , if people really whant windows they will go and buy it if its the best for them. Its equal for all , because there is a lot of people who cant legally afford Micorosft windows and the software who can be installed on it. Finally its also legal to install Windows side by side with free software , free software allow it Windows dont allow it.

""1. A majority of the PC's for sale should support a multitude of os options, free or not" "

They already do to a point.

"and I'll take it seriously."

Your opinion and views and value are not important at all , when a fight come will you defend them ? will you try and stop Ubunutu from doing what it does , do you think you can really stop them ?

"Note that I'm not saying things like Ubuntu necessarily should include non-free software"

They already do , its just not the primary choice and only option. Which means that you dont know your subject at all.

"Just that we can't outlaw non-free software in general."

Yes we can , non-free software tried to outlaw free software too , guess what ? That's what will do in the long run , not by law but by everyday usage and by offering more and more and more every day. Even by law in some country who really believe in equality and freedom for all humans.

Have a nice day sir.

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