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Canonical, the commercial presence behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution for servers and desktops, is in business to make money as well as to put out the best free operating system it can. Some businesses won't pay for support, some want basic support, and others (particularly companies making big investments in Linux for the …


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  1. DJV Silver badge

    Ubuntu Advantage

    At least they didn't call it Ubuntu *Genuine* Advantage...


  2. Cameron Colley

    But can I choose not to pay Microsoft?

    As Mr Shuttleworth has now decided to pay Apple and Microsoft their pound of flesh (CODECs) -- am I able to buy support with the assurance I'll not be paying them?

    1. Martin Owens

      Erm, Canonical...

      Doesn't pay Apple or Microsoft anything for normal Ubuntu, those were special deals with Dell so that _Dell_ was out of the firing line for _selling_ Ubuntu.

      Liability is going to be an increasingly interesting legal field both for software in general and Free and Open Source especially.

  3. Tim Bates
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    Pity Landscape suffers from per-client licensing. Fair enough for the version they host, but why should I pay them per client to have it hosted on my own server when the rest of the OS is all free?

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