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Re: Canonical's business model



On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 03:25:01PM -0200, Gustavo Franco wrote:
> On 1/11/06, Andrew Suffield <asuffield@debian.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 02:56:35PM -0200, Gustavo Franco wrote:
> > > On 1/11/06, Andrew Suffield <asuffield@debian.org> wrote:
> > > > On Tue, Jan 10, 2006 at 11:07:43AM -0200, Gustavo Franco wrote:
> > > > > On 1/10/06, Andrew Suffield <asuffield@debian.org> wrote:
> > > > > > On Tue, Jan 10, 2006 at 12:22:03AM -0200, Gustavo Franco wrote:
> > > > > > > I don't[sic] the same rant over others Debian related companies
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Have you ever actually subscribed to any Debian mailing lists?
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Don't be fooled by From mail headers.
> > > >
> > > > Well, I've sure seen similar things being said about nearly every
> > > > Debian-related company I've ever heard of (Progeny, Linspire, Nexenta,
> > > > etc). I find it hard to see how else you could have missed them.
> > >
> > > I agree with "similar things being said" but i'm yet to hear about the
> > > lack of collaboration and give Debian something back.
> >
> > None of the other companies ran around pronouncing how great they were
> > at 'giving things back' and how 'committed' they were to free
> > software, etcetera. That appears to be the relevant point.
> >
> > I don't think anybody seriously objects to the existence of companies
> > who *don't* do these things.
> 
> Are you saying that they're spending more money with PR than really
> contributing back ?

I don't know about money, but I'm pretty sure their claims exceed
their actions. I think that a sufficient response is to point this out
whenever people start worshipping Canonical in public.

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