> > In that light it is hard to call the code spyware.
> Huh? And if a video player is free software, is it hard to call it a video player??
The source code is readable. It is not a secret that the software sends your keypresses to the amazon server. Spyware is secret.
An interesting point is how one can confirm that the binaries that Ubuntu ships are unadulterated results of the source code. There may be some binaries published by Ubunty, Debian, or any other distribution, but it is very hard to show that they are the result of compiling the exact published source code.
So GNU/Linux distributions *may* contain spyware. I am not aware of anybody that bothers to check.