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Submission + - Is Ubuntu selling out or growing up? (interopnews.com)

AlexGr writes: "Article by Jeff Gould in Interop News: Sometimes I wonder whether Ubuntu is really an open source software company any more. Yes, yes, I realize Ubuntu is not a company at all but a free Linux distribution, GPL'd and open source by definition. But still, the Ubuntu distro is sponsored by a traditional for profit company, The answer that has recently emerged to this question is, "yes and no." Yes, of course, because Ubuntu's web site promises that the distro "will always be free of charge, including enterprise releases and security updates." But Ubuntu the enterprise ecosystem — understood as the collection of desktops and servers running Ubuntu in a given organization — is not. http://www.interopnews.com/news/is-ubuntu-selling-out-or-growing-up.html"
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