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Re: [News] Canonical Puts Proprietary Software in the Ubuntu Repos

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____/ JEDIDIAH on Friday 28 May 2010 17:27 : \____

> On 2010-05-28, DFS <nospam@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 5/28/2010 9:16 AM, TomB wrote:
>>> Should GNU/Linux distributions avoid proprietary software at
>>> all costs?
>> I think they should, if for no other reason than it will force Linux
>> users to eat their own dog food.
>     Nonsense.
>     If some commercial developer wants to cater to us and can measure
> up then we should by all means consider it. If Nero wants to try and
> compete with K3B and friends then by all means let them.

The K3B developer is a paid developer (now in Mandriva), just like those from Nero. That's just 
fair competition and the cost meets where supply and demand agree (around zero when copying of 
bytes is free).

The Internet changed trade in data and in software. It makes improvement more rapid -- 
"improvement" being a notion that makes Microsoft nauseous because stagnation can be more 
profitable to monopolies (no need to develop, just take orders).

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