Will Ubuntu Edge commit to using only free software?

Stephen M. Webb stephen.webb at canonical.com
Thu Jul 25 20:47:39 UTC 2013

On 07/25/2013 04:24 PM, Kip Warner wrote:
> With $32 million to spend, will Canonical and Ubuntu commit to software freedom as the foundational design
> principle?
> <https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/will-ubuntu-edge-commit-to-using-only-free-software>

I can't speak for the phone developers, but considering the android kernel uses proprietary blob drivers for the video
already, it's a moot point.  It's also likely that the radio firmware (the stuff that connect to the telco) will be
closed, since (a) it's probably in the silicon and (2) most telcos won't allow user-serviceable parts to touch their

Any software developed by Canonical is committed to being GPLv3.  That includes the Unity 8 shell and core applications.

Stephen M. Webb  <stephen at ubuntu.com>

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