January 19, 2007

Ubuntu founder on keeping free software free

Casey Woods writes "Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu Linux, has posted an interesting article on his personal blog concerning the importance of keeping free software free.

Topics addressed include:

  • The use of closed source drivers and firmware in Ubuntu Linux.
  • His dream of a "completely level software playing field for every young aspiring IT practitioner, and every aspiring entrepreneur"
  • His personal debt of gratitude to free software.
  • An update on the Ubuntu's success in attracting corporate customers who are willing to pay for commercial support.


Link: markshuttleworth.com


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