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Re: [News] Ubuntu Family Comes Under Some Fire for Proprietary Software Policy

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____/ High Plains Thumper on Saturday 23 Jan 2010 14:46 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Proprietary Software and Linux: Good, Bad or Somewhere in Between?
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> Canonical is looking into selling proprietary software like Adobeâs
>>> Photoshop and Appleâs iTunes within its distribution, Ubuntu. This
>>> would undoubtedly be helpful for certain end users wanting to
>>> switch to Linux, but is it good for free software in the long run?
>> `----
>> http://www.linux-mag.com/cache/7677/1.html
> Of course, proprietary software is good for Linux.  Proprietary writers
> put value into software for a particular market.  Those who see the
> desirable value will be willing to purchase it.
> With the stability of Linux over Windows, we have a win-win situation.

There are companies where Linux is the platform of choice for proprietary
software, but this one targets home users, I think.

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