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

From: Yogesh Girikumar
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Ubuntu malware: what to do?
Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2012 23:05:34 +0530

I agree with Jay, I started out with Ubuntu too.. But now I use Ubuntu
with AwesomeWM ( not much of GNOME on my lappy..


On 8 December 2012 22:45, Jay Cassano <> wrote:
> I'm going to go against the grain here slightly and argue that we should
> redouble efforts to get this *out* of Ubuntu rather than abandoning Ubuntu.
> Ubuntu is a key entry point for a lot of people into the world of free
> software, even if they are not stalwart defenders of it. I, for one,
> wouldn't know anything about free software or the FSF if it weren't for
> starting out with Ubuntu.
> This is not at all to belittle the concerns people have expressed about
> Ubuntu, as I share them completely and will be encouraging my family members
> to move away from Ubuntu. But for me it's a question of thinking
> strategically about what's best for the free software movement - and I think
> having a popular, accessible, easy-to-use distribution like Ubuntu is
> immensely beneficial to our movement and we should therefore work within
> Ubuntu to change it rather than jettisoning it.
> Jay
> On 12/08/2012 12:02 PM, Alexander Berntsen wrote:
>> Hash: SHA256
>> The solution is simple. Don't use Ubuntu. Tell other people to not
>> use Ubuntu, and explain why they shouldn't. When speaking
>> about free software, don't speak of Ubuntu.
>> Free software is about user freedom. If it doesn't properly respect
>> your freedom to choose what you want to share -- your privacy -- it
>> isn't free software.
>> Theo de Raadt had it right when he identified Canonical as «traitors
>> to the cause, mostly in it for the money and power.»
>> - -- Alexander
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>> Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla -
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