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January 17, 2007

Mark Shuttleworth: The dream for me is to be able to keep free software free of charge

Filed under: Kubuntu, Ubuntu — tuxicity @ 11:24 am

We have to work together to keep free software freely available. It will be a failure if the world moves from paying for shrink-wrapped Windows to paying for shrink-wrapped Linux.

As free software becomes more successful and more pervasive there will be an increasing desire on the part of companies to make it more proprietary. We’ve already seen that with Red Hat and Novell, which essentially offer free software on proprietary terms – their “really free” editions are not certified, carry no support and receive no systematic security patching. In other words – they’re beta or test versions. If you want the best that free software can deliver, a rock solid, widely certified, secure platform, from either of those companies then you have to pay, and you pay the same price whether you are Goldman Sachs or a startup in Rio de Janeiro.

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  1. hi i LOVE yOU nelson mandela and i love ur ass mark shuttlewath/shuttleworth what so ever (BLAH[x3]) don’t know, don’t care, i don’t mind either!!!WHATEVER!!!txt me ok!! love jiro tumamao

    Comment by jiro tumamao — September 1, 2008 @ 1:16 pm

  2. hi may i know what are ur contribution to make the ubuntu?? plz i really need your answer tnx luv yah

    Comment by roji — September 1, 2008 @ 1:24 pm

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