Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on February 11, 2007 02:31 AM
If I understand correctly, Linspire/Freespire comes with legally licensed proprietary drivers and codecs. Does this mean then that Ubuntu users will be able to use these legally as well?
That would be an improvement for Ubuntu, since new users could have a working system out of the box, and even more experienced users wouldn't have to hunt down 3rd-party repositories to get these pieces of software. Though it is bound to be controversial, Shuttleworth and Carmony seem to be doing precisely what Eric S. Raymond argued is necessary for GNU/Linux to achieve world domination. (<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/world-domination/world-domination-201.html" title="catb.org">http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/world-dominati<nobr>o<wbr></nobr> n/world-domination-201.html</a catb.org>)