[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu One & s/w centre payment
sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 20:03:20 UTC 2012
On 9 August 2012 20:22, Bill B. <boosys at gmail.com> wrote:
> Am I the only one who finds it perturbing that Software Centre or
> [afaik] U1 does not mention payment methods before accepting the t&c's.
> I was looking out of curiosity - to see how many, if any, methods are
> actually open source built. I'm guessing PayPal, credit card etc. all
> accepted... but are the available methods in line with / built on apps
> using open source?
> p.s I not "throwing a match onto petrol" here... I'm just curious.
You don't have to give any payment details for UbuntuOne or Software Centre
as both are initially free to use and the T&Cs reflect that.
As for payment handling, there are plenty of client side implementations
that are open source but the server side APIs generally aren't, and it does
lead to the eternal question of how 'pure' open source can be and the
answer is almost always up to the point where it has to interface with
systems that don't share the philosophy, and financial systems are, for
legal reasons as well as for security, inevitably closed.
"TBA are particularly glib"
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