Re: Steering back on topic [Was: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]]
On Tue, 02 May 2006 18:43:17 -0400
"Roberto C. Sanchez" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> > Why Ubuntu? Because it's a /new/ Debian, a /better/ Debian?
> > Cybe R. Wizard - ;-]
> No. Because it is developed by Canonical Ltd., a corporation, which
> was the criteria set forth being considered "always evil". I suppose
> I could have included Progeny, Libranet, Xandros and Linspire in the
> bunch as well.
I believe it is only supported by Canonical, not developed by them
although they do pay some developers. In fact, aren't a lot of
Debian's developers also Ubuntu devs? I feel similarly about corporate
endeavors generally but I really think Ubuntu is on a good track with
its, "always free," and, "humanity toward others," philosophies. Is
Libranet a corporate Linux? I understood it to be a father and son
operation. Libra Computer Systems Ltd. Limited liability company or
corporate? It's Canadian so I don't know.
Cybe R. Wizard
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