Totally "free" Ubuntu? That's the plan for Gobuntu (Linux.com)
Posted Jul 14, 2007 20:07 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)
Ah-ha. This means you don't care about long term (that's what "political motivations" are).
That has got to be the most nonsensical equation of two dissimilar things that I have seen on this site in a long time.
Introducing more people to the benefits of FOSS is a perfectly good, and largely nonpolitical long term strategy. Some of them may choose to become raving Stallmanites, and some may not. It's really not my concern. But as long as they benefit, that is fine with me. And if they spread the goodness to others, that is even better.
Look how much it helped BSD...
What are you talking about? The BSDs are doing fine from a technical standpoint.
So perhaps you are referring to the user base or general community interest. If so, compare gNewSense with Ubuntu on those metrics. (That last 1% of "no compromise" is the only real difference, so it is a good comparison.)
From that perspective, look how much the hardline approach helped gNewSense, currently #82 on Distrowatch.
Now, I'll be the first to admit that distrowatch rankings are far from a golden standard. But the difference between 76 page hits per day, and 2825 page hits per day should tell you something about how successful gNewSense's 100% Free approach has been in spreading the benefits, and the ideology, of FOSS.
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