Shuttleworth Releases a FAQ on Ubuntu, Canonical, et. al

Christoph Georgi christoph.georgi at
Tue Oct 4 17:18:25 UTC 2005

Hi Norman,

Norman Silverstone wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-10-04 at 06:53 -0400, Zach wrote:
>>I didn't see this posted to ubuntu-users, ubuntu-news, or
>>ubuntu-announce, so I'll post it here.  I caught on Slashdot this
>>morning a story about a FAQ our Benevolent Dictator, Mark
>>Shuttleworth, has posted to the wiki.  In it he dicusses Ubuntu
>>funding, binary compatibility, the color brown, Debian compatibility
>>and many other things.  Definitely worth a read.
> Indeed, a most interesting and informative read. Question - can a
> dictator be benevolent or is there a contradiction of terms somewhere?
> Norman

sure, take a look at Singapore.. although it's not quite a
"dictatorship", rather an "autocracy", it worked/works quite well,
considering the welfare of S'pore (although not everything is working
out perfectly..) Similarly, "Normadic" (???) societies are rather
autocratic with the dictator (or autocrat) being benevolent.. but i
don't want to get into political science here ;) -- still, it can work!


ps. lets get the threat on the sounder :)

Christoph Georgi
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