[Gllug] Microsoft was distributing Ubuntu

Peter Cannon peter at cannon-linux.co.uk
Mon Jun 25 08:00:11 UTC 2007

Hi All

Just seen this on slashdot, Microsoft 'was' offering Ubuntu from the 
Market Place website 

(Sorry about the long link above)

I'm wondering if the offer was withdrawn at Mr Shuttleworths request or 
did MS withdraw it themselves seeing as they got the concept of GPL 
slightly wrong which makes me laugh as they have done nothing but 
litigate licensing over the last 10 years or so.

Actually this begs an interesting question, we all extol the virtues of 
Freely downloadable so how does Microsoft offering 'Download Space' for 
Linux Distro's' sit with the community? For me personally in line with 
the Freedom ethos I don't have a problem with it. what's your view?


Peter cannon

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