Ubuntu changes get worse: Now Digital Rights Management is under discussion

Kaj Ailomaa zequence at mousike.me
Fri Mar 8 20:52:23 UTC 2013


On Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:13:16 +0100, Hartmut Noack <zettberlin at linuxuse.de>  
wrote:

> Am 08.03.2013 12:31, schrieb Kaj Ailomaa:
>> On Wed, 06 Mar 2013 20:16:17 +0100, <lukefromdc at hushmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I've looked into rebasing my entire install directly on Debian because  
>>> of
>>> first the Amazon mess, now the Mir mess, and finally word on Phoronix
>>> that Ubuntu is looking into supporting digital rights management,  
>>> hoping
>>> to run on smartphones.  They are abandoning the free and open desktop-
>>> and will HAVE to do so if they want to be a third commerical smartphone
>>> OS.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> There's no indication what so ever, of what I can see, that Canonical is
>> abandoning free software.
>>
>> Please read what Marc Shuttleworth wrote in response to a lot of what  
>> has
>> been going on lately. http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1228
>
> I fail to find anything of the above mentioned in this Blog-entry. This
> one only talks about the(quite odd) rolling-release idea. Not a single
> word on why a Shopping Lense is installed/active by default and nothing
> regarding DRM.
>
> Did he post something on these issues(after the September 23 post about
> amazon)?
>

I was referring to Canonical stance on keeping the desktop free and open.
The blog talks about much more than just the rolling release, if you ask  
me.



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