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Re:Ubuntu advocates closed source

Posted by: Administrator on November 13, 2006 10:20 PM
The <a href="http://www.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/philosophy" title="ubuntu.com">Ubuntu philosophy page has</a ubuntu.com>

When you install Ubuntu almost all of the software installed already meets these ideals, and we are working to ensure that every single piece of software you need is available under a licence that gives you those freedoms. Currently, we make a specific exception for some "drivers" which are only available in binary form, without which many computers will not complete the Ubuntu installation. We place these in a restricted section of your system which makes them trivial to remove if you do not need them.


I think you need to read Canonical's statement in the senses that they have provided an OS with no proprietary parts (just remove the restricted bits, which they have made simple to do), and the parts they themselves have provided are not and will never be proprietary.

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