Mark Shuttleworth has reappeared on his personal blog for apologize for the last stumbling committed by himself and Canonical environment . Specifically, apologizes for the incident with fixubuntu.com, calling them unintentional mistake, and have used the term ‘Tea Party’ to refer to opponents of Mir.
On the issue of censorship, which apparently has not been such Shuttleworth explains that they have legal obligations to fulfill to retain ownership of the trademark, name and logo of Ubuntu. For example, monitor Internet web sites that make use of and even bureaucratic process so there is no problem with it . The Canonical permissive in this regard has always been evident and will not change.
So why what happened happened? As you count, there were several important media not specialized in Linux that echoed what seemed, were pressures to censor criticism of Ubuntu privacy problem with online searches. And is that even if some Ubuntu enthusiasts Canonical defend the position-without going any further, here in the comments MuyLinux-, a majority of viewers saw it as an attempt at censorship pure and simple , however legal it was (it was not clear who was, incidentally). The debate, in fact, reached the Debian community, has Shuttleworth , who understood the reaction at what seemed it was, but it was not.
was censorship. It was the rookie mistake of an employee of Canonical, which sent the message that he should not . Simple as that. They have different templates for messages as appropriate, and sent the least likely. Does that sound weird? It sounds weird. But it sounds weird that the big boss of a big company put up stories on his personal blog (it is normal or give explanations, or that someone of lower rank given in this sense Shuttleworth is a model, things like are).
As for what the Tea Party was an unfortunate expression, inadmissible in a debate that is supposed to be technical and serious, but it is precisely in those debates where tempers are heated and … “Every occasionally make mistakes “, says Shuttleworth. “When we do is appropriate to apologize, not to forget it and take action to ensure that does not happen again “.
Thus, the founder of Canonical takes away a little iron case and apologizes to those who would feel offended, but clarifies that the jibe was not aimed at technical critics, but those who criticize without knowledge and usually for political reasons .
“ For the record, technical criticism is part of what makes it so good Open Source software . Is welcomed and appreciated at Canonical, receive comments, feedback, suggestions for improvement of competent people who care this is part of why we love Open Source software development “said Shuttleworth.
closes well over a month of bitter controversies with Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical and Ubuntu as protagonists. Quite a relief, however, may not last long, as the underlying reasons have not changed one iota strong>: Mir development goes ahead with the opposition from the GNU / Linux and privacy issue is stagnant. But one thing is to have discussion, even heated debate, and one that is reaching the end of this time, which undermine any discussion forms.[Opinion] The first issue (Mir) is, in my view, a sovereign decision by Canonical that should be respected and, where possible, supported, provided they do not harm the general interest of GNU / Linux. Yet had time to make that happen, so at least the benefit of the doubt should be given. The privacy issue is more thorny and as Canonical does not change policy and have it easy, you will inevitably reproaching then.We
page. Mark Shuttleworth explained and offered excuses. Now it would be nice that the other party will also relax a bit.