You may remember, a while ago, Mark Shuttleworth announced that there would be a 100% free version of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon :
Ubuntu 7.10 will feature a new flavour – as yet unnamed – which takes an ultra-orthodox view of licensing: no firmware, drivers, imagery, sounds, applications, or other content which do not include full source materials and come with full rights of modification, remixing and redistribution.
Later, we learned it would be named Gobuntu.
Well, they didn’t quite follow their promise. Yes, Gobuntu includes Firefox, making it a pretty useless failed attempt.
By the way, I’m still amazed so many people believe it was all about the trademarks. For them, I’ll quote something I wrote a year ago:
Trademark and copyright are different things. Mozilla® has unnecessarily given a non-free license to “clarify” the trademark situation, but that is not required. To make it clear: Debian thinks the logos are not free because they are not free. Period.
I’m glad at least Mark Pilgrim got it right.
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