Freespire's Google ads: "What is Ubuntu Missing?"

Chanchao custom at
Fri Oct 6 09:51:05 BST 2006

On Fri, 2006-10-06 at 02:34 -0600, Conrad Knauer wrote:

> > I didn't check the website this week, but I'm pretty sure the mission
> > statement wasn't updated to 'Linux for FLOSS purists & command line
> > wizards'.
> Certainly Ubuntu is trying as hard as possible to avoid the CLI for a
> default install, but does say that Ubuntu
> really is all about the FOSS:
> "Ubuntu is a free, open source Linux-based operating system"

In this context (marketing to the general public), and without
capitalizing the F in 'free', I think it's safe to assume that the
intended message is 'no cost'. 

> Unlike many of the other commercial
> distributions in the free and open source world, the Ubuntu team
> really does believe that Free software should be free of software
> licencing charges."

See, free of licensing charges.  Indeed I don't plan to be paying for
playing mp3 and dvd.  



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