What if Ubuntu Hosted a Repository and Nobody Came?
Feb 14, 2008, 01:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)
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"Last week, Canonical, the commercial face of the Ubuntu
GNU/Linux distribution, announced that it would be using its
Partners repository to sell proprietary applications like Parallels
Workstation. You can see the reasoning: Ubuntu's Debian technology
already has the infrastructure for on-demand downloads and software
installation, so why not monetize it?
"But, if past incarnations of the idea are any indication, then
the results are likely to be disappointing at best..."