google earth

Doug Penner darwinsurvivor at
Mon Feb 25 00:12:20 UTC 2013

There are many non-free applications in the software center already (such 
as the humble buddy). It's probably some political thing between Canonical 
and Google or Google simply hasn't submitted it to the packaging teams.

One could also argue that vetoing free software deprives users of their 
freedom to install non-free software.


On Sun, 24 Feb 2013, Kip Warner wrote:

> On Sat, 2013-02-23 at 07:48 -0500, raymond house wrote:
>> Hi, anybody know why Ubuntu software centre will not install google earth?
>> It's not available through the centre either.  Thanks
> Raymond, Ubuntu is dedicated to the promotion of free software. I don't
> think it is ethical to be promoting non-free software. This deprives
> people of their freedom here and divides them - precisely the opposite
> of the rationale behind the LoCos in the first place.
> -- 
> Kip Warner -- Software Engineer
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