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Linspire: Freespire: The "Hybrid" OS

May 11, 2006, 23:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Carmony)

"As we've been organizing the Freespire project and community, detractors have also come forth, expressing their skepticism or disapproval of Freespire. I fully expected this, for if there is one thing you can count on when anything happens in the open source community, it is that there will be disagreement, dissension and debate. I certainly didn't expect Freespire to be an exception to this. Even though the vast majority of the response has been positive and supportive, I wanted to talk about why Freespire has created discomfort for some, and explain in more depth why the Freespire project is doing things different than most other community-driven Linux distributions.

"The disagreement doesn't come from the fact that Freespire will be free, or that it will focus on ease of use and providing a solid development platform for desktop Linux and Linspire. There seems to be pretty much agreement that these things are all good for open source..."

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