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Posted Nov 16, 2006 16:01 UTC (Thu) by nealmcb (subscriber, #20740)
In reply to: Bug tracker by bronson
Parent article: A look at OpenID


Our goal is to release all of Launchpad as free software, though it will take some time (potentially, years) before that happens.

We are doing so in a piecemeal approach. Parts of Launchpad have already been released as free software where they would be particularly useful to other projects.

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Posted Nov 16, 2006 19:37 UTC (Thu) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

But why? Perhaps LaunchPad contains intellectual property owned by other companies? Maybe the FCC prevents it due to regulatory issues? Maybe they need to cleanse it of swear words? (are there any other general-purpose excuses used by companies who claim to want to release code but do not?)

Canonical, if you want to release it, then just release it! Uncommented source drops are fine. Closed-door, XGL-style "because we know what's best for you" development is a bad idea but that's OK too as long as you're honest about it. This, "we want to, believe us!" lip service just doesn't make any sense.

Besides, could additional hackers possibly make LaunchPad any MORE confusing to use? :-)

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