[NBLUG/talk] Ubuntu: the Microsoft of open source?
jake at nblug.org
Sun Jan 13 19:24:12 PST 2008
mendozae at sonoma.edu wrote:
> I read someone post an accusation that Ubuntu has become the Microsoft of
> the open source community because of its popularity and widespread use.
> I felt that this was unfair because, among other good reasons, people in
> the open source community will always have a choice. At least for now,
> people have chosen Ubuntu because it has earned it through quality and NOT
> through monopoly and manipulation like Microcrap.
> Any thoughts?
I think most of the criticism of Ubuntu derives from it being a for
profit fork of Debian. Furthermore, it isn't DFSG "free" and this upsets
many people in the Free software / Open source communities.
That said, anyone posting such an accusation sounds like they're trolling.
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