On his blog, Mark Shuttleworth has responded
to the recent Banshee controversy to explain Canonical's position. "We know that we need a healthy and vibrant ecosystem of application developers. We think services should work for them too, and we're committed to sharing revenue with them. We want to be entirely aligned in our interests: better code means a better result for both of us, better revenue means more resources to do what we love even better. Our interests, and upstream interests, should be perfectly aligned in this. So we have consistently had the view that revenue we can attribute to a particular upstream should create a revenue share for that upstream. We support Mozilla in this way, for example. The numbers are not vast, but nor are they insubstantial, and while we are not obliged to do so, we do so happily.
" The comment thread on the post is interesting as well, including a lengthy explanation
from Shuttleworth on his views regarding the perception of divergent interests between Canonical and the Ubuntu community.
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