Is Ubuntu Selling Out or Growing Up?
May 01, 2008, 01:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Sometimes I wonder whether Ubuntu is really an open source
software company any more.
"Yes, yes, I realize Ubuntu is not a company at all but a free
Linux distribution, GPL'd and open source by definition. But still,
the Ubuntu distro is sponsored by a traditional for profit company,
Canonical Ltd, and it is very fair to say that the distro would not
exist without the company. Ubuntu describes itself on its web site
as 'a community developed and supported project,' but in reality it
has no separate existence from Canonical and that firm's owner and
founder Mark Shuttleworth..."