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[News] Mark Shuttleworth at LinuxCon and the French Press Defending Free Software

  • Subject: [News] Mark Shuttleworth at LinuxCon and the French Press Defending Free Software
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 22:39:53 +0100
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Shuttleworth at LinuxCon: Will Ubuntu Lead Free Software?

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| Throughout his keynote, Shuttleworth talks about Linux as a 
| whole. However, when you think for a moment, his views are 
| those of a particular segment of the FOSS community -- 
| naturally, the ones to which he, Ubuntu and Canonical belong.


Mark Shuttleworth : Â Le libre ne relÃve plus de lâutopie Â


Linux Foundation End User Summit: Right Mission? 

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| Itâs been the Year of the Linux Desktop for some time now, 
| insofar as Linuxâor certain versions of it, at leastâhas been 
| a viable desktop operating system.  But if Microsoft has done 
| one thing well, itâs demonstrating that good products donât 
| become popular on merits alone (and vice-versa): publicity is 
| key.


"Microsoft is asking people to pay them for patents, but they wonât say which 
ones. If a guy walks into a shop and says: âItâs an unsafe neighbourhood, why 
donât you pay me 20 bucks and Iâll make sure youâre okay,â thatâs illegal. 
Itâs racketeering."

		--Mark Shuttleworth

âThatâs extortion and we should call it what it is. To say, as Ballmer 
did, that there is undisclosed balance sheet liability, thatâs just extortion 
and we should refuse to get drawn into that game.â

		--Mark Shuttleworth


Mark Shuttleworth's Radical Vision

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| The developer's name and code are there for all to see.
| Which theoretically leads to better software because devs
| are more accountable, have more reason to take pride in
| their work, and anyone (theoretically) can contribute.


LinuxCon: Shuttleworth Video Online

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| We posted the video of the LinuxCon Shuttleworth keynote online.
| I think it's important to note that live streaming and video
| archives was provided in partnership with the Linux Foundation.
| The Linux Foundation opted to make all the keynotes available for
| free in an effort to allow as many people as possible to
| participate in the first LinuxCon.

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