shameful censoring of mono opposition

Christopher Olah at
Tue Jun 9 17:50:47 UTC 2009

> Ubuntu is a centralised entity. No external person can control e.g. why
> we have a custom search in the home page of firefox by default. People
> who can't tell the difference will keep using a "different" google, but
> there is not even way to get some discussion around this (I tried in the
> past).
> So if us really feel that this is risky (like it's risky for all
> centralised organisations, including e.g. google and it's services) then
> the only alternative is to develop a decentralised linux distribution.

The fact that censorship is an intrinsic risk to any centralized Linux
distro doesn't make it any more appropriate. If censorship is
occurring, it needs to stop.

Still, the idea of a decentralized Linux distro is cool. You could
have it work on a Web Of Trust.... It sort of reminds me of Linus
Torvalds Google Talk on Git:

> If it was easy I'd already have done that :) Otherwise we have to stick
> with the anyways good level of trust that we have on the ubuntu entity.

And with that trust comes scrutiny.


PS. Sorry, Vincenzo, for the double copies. I forgot to reply to all
the first time...

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