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Mad Penguin: Is Freespire Killing Open Source?

Dec 20, 2006, 20:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

"For the uninformed, Freespire is a new product released to the community by the Linux distributor Linspire. What makes Freespire so unique is their very blatant decision to include open source and proprietary software under one hat.

"Whether you read about it in a weblog or at Groklaw, there is a fair amount of frustration with the inclusion of closed source code being offered within the Freespire OS. What makes this comical is that the target market for Freespire honestly could not care less. The fact remains that so long as the OS works as expected, any potential 'threat' of open source causality is overlooked..."

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