Has Ubuntu exceeded the Ben & Jerry’s hippie threshold?

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“Like Ben & Jerry’s which started out with a pair
of obscure, idealistic Hippies, Canonical is coming to the
realization that it needs to compromise some of its core values in
order to make its Ubuntu Linux desktop successful.

“Cherry Garcia. Chunky Monkey. Chubby Hubby. Peace, love, and
Ice Cream.

“Funky flavors made by a company with a Hippie image. One which
has been largely retained even to this day, 32 years after its
founding and humble roots as a locally sourced, small-batch ice
cream store in a quaint lakeside town in Northern Vermont.

“Like Haagen Dazs, Ben & Jerry’s is now synonymous with
superpremium ice cream in North America, with over 200 franchised
stores and over $230M in annual revenue. But they didn’t always
used to be that way.”

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