"Having watched people advocate the Linux desktop for more than
10 years, it's always surprising to see the same people arguing
against the things that will help bring Linux (and software
freedom) to a larger audience. But like the fanboys who pine for
the days before indie bands went to major labels, there's a loud
minority in the Linux community protesting the commercial offerings
that come along with success.
"Take for example Bruce Byfield, who complains in his review of
Fedora 13 about the "troubling" addition of free software from
corporate interests. Specifically the Zarafa collaboration suite
and GNOME's Déjà Dup, which can back up user files to
"Here's Byfield's complaint with the inclusion in Fedora of
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