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Time to Choose, Ubuntu Fans: Rage or Reason?

May 05, 2008, 10:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Gould)

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"My post last week about Ubuntu's embrace of the profit motive (exemplified in sponsor Canonical's release of a proprietary and non-free management tool) triggered a pretty remarkable flood of venom and invective in my direction. Fortunately, the Internet shielded me from the buckets of froth and spittle I would otherwise have collected.

"Anger is a tool that evolution has bestowed upon us for coping with dangerous situations. However, it does sometimes interfere with cognition. For example, a lot of the commenters on my post assumed that I was attacking Canonical and Mark Shuttleworth for wanting to make money..."

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