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Ubuntu Spyware: What to Do?

http://www.fsf.org

RMS writes on Canonical's controversial decision to forward local Ubuntu searches to third parties. One way or another there are big privacy implications.

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Created by Superbowl H5N1 1 year 38 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 38 weeks ago
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Copyright assignment is killing the “free” in free software

http://np237.livejournal.com

How many contributions are being left out of CUPS because of this stupid copyright assignment? It looks to me that such software is doomed to remain crippled as long as companies like Apple are in charge of their maintenance.

There is free software. And there is free software by Apple. And Oracle. And Canonical.

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Created by mariuz 3 years 24 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 24 weeks ago
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Banshee May Put Ubuntu, Canonical At Risk

http://www.muktware.com

Banshee is going to be the default music player for Ubuntu which makes me worry. Banshee is based on the controversial Mono technologies developed by Novell employees. Richard M Stallman has warned against Mono and C# which applies to Banshee as well.

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Created by JRepin 3 years 30 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 30 weeks ago
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Rethinking Canonical’s Ubuntu Business Strategy

http://www.workswithu.com

If you'd asked us in 2007 or 2008 to summarize Canonical's grand strategy, our answer would have centered around beating Red Hat and Novell on the Linux server front.  But fast forward to the present and a lot has changed.  That's why it's time for a reevaluation of Canonical's goals and future, and its relationship with other major players in the Linux ecosystem.

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Patent Threat Banshee Gets Hooks Into Ubuntu 10.10

http://techrights.org

Another word of warning about Mono software which is excluded from the MCP and why Canonical should not mimic Windows and Mac OS X

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Greg DeKoenigsber Backtracks in Case of Canonical Critique

http://techrights.org

Ubuntu hopefully emerges stronger and its parent company more willing to work upstream after Internet confrontations ignited by DeKoenigsber et al.

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Shuttleworth and Bacon should forget the spin and deal with the facts

http://www.itwire.com

Canonical is also top class when it comes to spin. Any criticism levelled at the company is met by a much bigger reaction from its owner Mark Shuttleworth who not many dare to contradict.

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Canonical takes much more than it gives

http://www.itwire.com

...what does Canonical contribute to the FOSS world? Where does it stand in terms of its contributions to other FOSS projects, from which it takes software to create Ubuntu?

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Canonical Turns Down MS's Patent Deal

http://techrights.org

Mark Shuttleworth turned down Microsoft's offer that "you can't refuse"

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Four Totally Insane Ideas That Canonical Ought To Consider

http://writerofthings.blogspot.com

Canonical (and consequently, the Ubuntu project) is constantly growing. The Ubuntu distribution has grown to be one of the most popular desktop systems out there, garnering millions of users worldwide. However, I have a few ideas for Canonical to mull over.

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Mandbuntu 11.0 – Duck À L’orange

http://www.lockergnome.com

On the heels of the recent news that Mandriva is up for sale comes a whisper of a rumor from an insider source at a large Linux software company.

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Created by vikash 4 years 16 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 16 weeks ago
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First Impressions of Unity

http://blog.ibeentoubuntu.com

Mark Shuttleworth and Canonical unveiled the new Ayatana work that has been happening. Unity is a new interface for Ubuntu Netbook Edition which targets the instant-on market. What does Unity look like on my netbook? Take a look.

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Created by mmclarkson 4 years 16 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 16 weeks ago
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Canonical Needs to Tell Ubuntu Users How Much It Paid MPEG-LA for Patent ‘Protection’

http://techrights.org

Canonical ought to offer some form of disclosure about patent deals with the MPEG cartel

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Created by komrad 4 years 16 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 16 weeks ago
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Canonical explains Ubuntu unfree video choice

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Canonical is the first Linux shop to have agreed to license the codec in question, H.264 from MPEG LA. Even though Red Hat and Novell are also available for use on PCs, they have not licensed H.264.

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Created by gagan 4 years 16 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 16 weeks ago
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Ubuntu: Matt Asay Discusses Canonical Revenue Strategy

http://www.workswithu.com

During a recent discussion with Canonical Chief Operating Officer Matt Asay, it became clear to me that Canonical thinks Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud may unlock key revenue opportunities for the company. Here's why.

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Created by pravat 4 years 18 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 17 weeks ago
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