Totally "free" Ubuntu? That's the plan for Gobuntu (Linux.com)
Posted Jul 14, 2007 15:00 UTC (Sat) by sbergman27
In reply to: Totally "free" Ubuntu? That's the plan for Gobuntu (Linux.com)
Parent article: Totally "free" Ubuntu? That's the plan for Gobuntu (Linux.com)
They never misjudged freedom in the first place. How much good does it do the cause of Free Software if large numbers of people install Linux to see what the fuss is about, find that Linux doesn't work very well, and go back to Windows?
Because that is what you get when you insist upon 100% free rather than 99% free.
I'd rather see people running Linux + an NVidia driver than Windows + an NVidia driver.
And the Ubuntu restricted drivers manager does a pretty good job of explaining to the user that they are about to introduce proprietary elements into their system, and letting them decide for themselves whether they want to do that.
How could anyone object to letting the user make an informed decision for himself? Unless what you really want is to manipulate them, of course. But no one who believes in Freedom would ever consider doing that, would they?
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