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What if Ubuntu Hosted a Repository and Nobody Came?

Feb 14, 2008, 01:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"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..."

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