[ubuntu-server] Trying Ubuntu Server in Amazon EC2

Gustavo Niemeyer gustavo.niemeyer at canonical.com
Tue Oct 12 10:34:14 UTC 2010

> I agree pretty strongly with Eric here.  This just raises so many red
> flags that don't need to be raised, and puts Canonical in a bad light
> that will take a long time to undo.

Certainly agree regarding raising unnecessary red flags, but feels
like there's a bit of overreaction here too.

> How is this not a back door in an Ubuntu delivery?

This is an experiment we're attempting to allow people to play with a
sandbox for less than an hour, with the backend being open sourced and
available for anyone to read, and with a FAQ about the raised issue in
place even before anyone brought it up.  If anything, that's an
obvious front door with a welcome sign.

>> I don't (yet) regret that decision, but I understand the concern.  Again,
>> we're not using it at all, and its very easily disabled by the user.

If we're not using it at all, feels like a good idea to remove it.

Gustavo Niemeyer

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