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Lessons Learned from Canonical, Banshee, and GNOME

Mar 18, 2011, 15:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Susan Linton)

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"The latest round of fighting seemed to begin when news came out that Ubuntu had changed the affiliate code in the Banshee audio application to direct funds from a revenue sharing agreement with Amazon Music Store from The GNOME Foundation to Canonical, which under the GPL Ubuntu has the right to do. But many within the Open Source community saw this as unneighborly and provocative. After all, Canonical is seen as a wealthy company while GNOME is a Open Source project struggling to raise enough capital to stay afloat. GNOME played a large part in Ubuntu's rise to Linux distribution dominance and yet they've been given the boot lately. In fact, bad blood between the two organizations go way back."

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