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Canonical denies move towards open core

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Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution, has reiterated its decision not to create a firm based on open core products.

An open core model is one in which free or open source software is sold along with proprietary add-ons.

The assertion came in response to queries by iTWire, occasioned by accusations levelled at the company by two Linux kernel developers.

Jonathan Corbet, a senior kernel developer and editor of Linux Weekly News, accused Canonical of splitting the Linux desktop by creating its own display server, Mir.

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