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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[1]Yes, but it's a refreshing change from the constant bitching and moaning about mp3 support dooming linux to failure.[/i]

Linux is an eco-system of distributions.As such it will most likely not disapear.

If you think they ¨moan and sigh¨ about wether mp3 is included or not you missed a crucial part of the equation.Linux and OSS in particular is about the indiscriminate freedom of choice.In this case the freedom to include propietary content or not.It's still not possible to get mp3 support included legally,even if you are prepared to pay.

My guess:Time limit patents to max 10 years or so.
This way OS's vendors can compete more on OS specific merits than included propietary stuff alone.

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