Canonical calls original proposal a “mistake” and overrides Banshee team’s decision

“Canonical revises Banshee deal: Pray it doesn’t alter it

“Canonical has gone back to the drawing board on its affiliate
deal with Banshee saying the previous proposals to the Banshee team
were “mistakes.” Canonical is now enabling the Amazon store by
default, and also giving a 25% cut of its revenue from Banshee and
Rhythmbox’s Ubuntu One Store to GNOME. Though Canonical is
positioning this as a result of “discussions” with the Banshee
team, the company is overriding the unanimous decision from the
Banshee team with its own plan.

“Cristian Parrino, who leads Canonical’s Online Services team,
originally held discussions with the Banshee team (in this case,
Aaron Bockover, Alexander Kojevnikov, Bertrand Lorentz, and Gabriel
Burt) and asked whether they’d prefer to turn off the Amazon MP3
store in Banshee, or retain 25% of the affiliate fees to be
earmarked for GNOME. In most other distributions, the affiliate
code is left intact and 100% of any monies raised through Amazon
affiliate fees are directly contributed to GNOME

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