In something of a reprise of the February incident
where Canonical switched Banshee's Amazon MP3 store referral code so that it could collect the revenue (and share
25% of that with Banshee), Linux Mint has now done much the same thing. First reported by OMG! Ubuntu!
, it has since been confirmed
by Linux Mint lead Clement Lefebvre. So far, the revenue ($3.41) has been negligible, but he seems willing to negotiate a revenue share should that change: "Now, should we share the $3.41/month with Banshee? We could. With Ubuntu? Why not. They're both upstream to us and they're both important to us. If we agree with them on how to share, then it might happen, whether they keep control and share with us, or we keep control and share with them. What's for sure though, is that for this kind of revenue, not a lot of time is going to be spent in negotiations.
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