February 24, 2011

Burt: Canonical's New Plan for Banshee

Gabriel Burt has posted an update on his blog regarding the default music store for Banshee on Ubuntu. The new plan is as follows:

  • Banshee's Amazon store will remain enabled, with Canonical taking a 75% cut of all affiliate revenue; 25% on Ubuntu will now go to the GNOME Foundation.
  • The Ubuntu One store for Banshee will remain enabled by default, but now Canonical will donate 25% of its revenue to GNOME. They will now do the same for Rhythmbox.

Based on the wording in the blog post, this would seem to be a unilateral decision by Canonical/Ubuntu and one that, perhaps, the Banshee developers are not completely happy with. (Thanks to Jeff Schroeder.)

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