"Last year, Dell began offering Ubuntu on non-corporate desktops
and laptops, opening the door for other large computer companies to
follow suit. With this offering came a lot of discussion over what
Dell should include with each computer sold. In a recent iTWire
article concerning Dell's inclusion of its re-worked Ubuntu 7.10
and LinDVD (a commercial Linux DVD player), comments ran the gamut
from FOSS purity to legal questions to even questioning Dell's
motives. Clearly the FOSS community is pulled in all directions
trying to satisfy users. Is there any happy medium? Can the
community balance the requests of purists and pragmatists and still
release usable products...?"
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