Canonical fleeces the gnome foundation?

Evan Huus eapache at
Wed Feb 16 20:39:33 UTC 2011

On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 2:59 PM, Patrick Goetz <pgoetz at> wrote:
> I found this article to be extremely disturbing.  Surely the negative PR of
> such a move isn't worth $10000/yr in revenue?  Who's making these
> brain-damaged decisions?

I too would be interested in hearing the rationale behind this decision.

Most of the article seems needlessly inflammatory, but the telling
part of the article was:

> But ask yourself whether this would seem
> Kosher if Microsoft or Apple [did the same thing].

I can't think of a reason why this kind of thing should be acceptable
for Canonical when it would clearly cause an uproar for Microsoft or
Apple to do something similar.

Just my two cents,

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