Dump Google?

Martin Albisetti beuno at ubuntu.com
Sat Sep 11 23:01:40 UTC 2010

On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 4:19 PM, Jordan <jordanhewi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Again, only a suggestion...I'm trying to make Ubuntu better as much as
> the next guy.  Sorry if I made anyone angry.

Sorry my reply was so dry. I shouldn't reply to email on Friday evenings  :)
I appreciate spirit of your idea, and great things happen when
everything is questioned. I think that the main point is that as well
as freedom and privacy, we want to offer the best possible experience
to users. Sometimes that means we need to make trade-offs (like
providing closed-source drivers).
As it stands right now, Google is the best option for search and many
other services, they are very open source friendly and vastly more
open than other of the popular search engines.
If we found another search engine that could match Google's quality,
and it was more open, I'm sure we'd jump to it in a heartbeat.

The main message I wanted to convey is that we should be just as
mindful of people's experience as of privacy issues, which many many
people don't care (or know) about. It's easy to assume everyone else
cares about the things we do, but we're a small and funny group of
people, we shouldn't forget that!



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