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Mark Shuttleworth's Morality, More And More Questioned

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This is not funny, to be deceived by someone who is regarded with a religious devotion by some. When comes to Mark Shuttleworth, it seems I'm not the only one questioning his real moral probity.

To make the point on what was written on this blog about Mr. Shuttleworth:

David Barth about Ubuntu in Mandriva Linux Inside #1: «I've learnt to be cautious with people throwing piles of money with no apparent goals

When Canonical Lies (through omission, in part): Canonical can't prove the statement «The Ubuntu server platform has been certified for IBM's DB2 and MySQL», as the only certified product (at the time of the statement) was Ubuntu 5.04, "validated for DB2 v8.2" and no more. "Ubuntu server" first appeared with version 5.10.

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questionable

Sound a little questionable. I don't use Ubuntu because it contains only open source software - I use it because it is easy to install, has a lot of open source software that it has easily installable and has the latest versions and it is stable, efficient, and mostly bug free. If another distribution can do that well or better, I will seriously consider that one. But until then, I am very happy with the latest Ubuntu whether they use proprietary components are not. It would be nice if they were more transparent about it.

Boo Hoo

I always judge companies by what their competitors say, because you just know they will have the most honest and factual opinions.

If Ubuntu and Shuttleworth offends your moral compass, choose another distro. There's only about 9 zillion distros these days, certainly one must be run by nuns and magic elves that won't offend your moral sensitivities.

It's a sad world where people will bitch about a free lunch - perhaps you'd feel better buying a $600 SCO Linux License?

Shuttleworth

Perhaps we have a Gates= DOS, Shuttleworth = Linux scenario in the making . Does Bill care we think he is an asshole ?

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