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Mar 10, 2011, 15:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

"In the wake of the Banshee/Canonical kerfuffle, many community members and watchers have been quick to point the finger of blame at Canonical for being too quick to grab the revenue believed to belong to Banshee or its upstream developers, GNOME.

"My friend Joe Brockmeier summed the situation up nicely when he broke the story last month:

""...Banshee is a media/music player for Linux that has support for purchasing music via Amazon MP3. The revenues have always gone directly to the GNOME Foundation. Historically, the default music player in Ubuntu has been Rhythmbox, but that's changing in 11.04 to Banshee. The problem, at least as Canonical seems to see it? Amazon MP3 support in Banshee competes with Ubuntu's own offering,"

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