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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Ubuntu malware: what to do?


From: Aviv de Morgan
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Ubuntu malware: what to do?
Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2012 18:22:21 +0200

A quick solution has been offered here:

sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping


Still, it does not resolve the ethical problem related to the notion of Free Software, badly interpreted by Canonical.

Cheers,
Aviv.


On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 6:05 PM, Michał 'rysiek' Woźniak <address@hidden> wrote:
Dnia sobota, 8 grudnia 2012 o 17:02:05 Fabian Rodriguez napisał(a):
> Le 12-12-08 10:53 AM, address@hidden a écrit :
> > Fyi this has been a big concern in the ubuntu community. thus a
> > off/on
>
> button has been added to the privacy panel. but it is on by default
> :/
>
> > the ubuntufr community worked on this issue and proposed a panel
> > to
>
> chose whether you want it or not at the first use (for each user).
> I think it is only in beta but search for "dash privacy interface"
> in the dev stuff if you are interested.
>
> Please read the article, it mentions how useless and calculated
> such "opt-out' schemes are.

Exactly.

Also, as long as we're naming and shaming Ubuntu, is Skype and Ekiga
still both described in the Ubuntu Software Centre as "Free"? If so,
this is a huge problem.

Libre and gratis has to be differentiated.

--
Pozdrawiam
Michał "rysiek" Woźniak

Fundacja Wolnego i Otwartego Oprogramowania



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