Ubuntu roadmap to proprietary

2004 Pete predicts Ubuntu will eventually go proprietary. [Need to find the email on Wolves Lug Archives]

Jan. 26, 2010 Yahoo set as default search engine: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-desktop/2010-January/002396.html

Jan. 10, 2011 Pete predicts Ubuntu will produce it’s own Kernel: http://www.cannon-linux.co.uk/2011/01/2011-predictions/

Apr. 6, 2011 Ubuntu stops shipping free CD’s: http://www.geek.com/articles/news/canonical-stops-offering-free-ubuntu-cds-2011046/

Feb. 15, 2011 Ubuntu changes revenue code in Banshee: http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/71460

July. 30, 2012 Ubuntu drops the word Linux from it’s name: http://blog.projectz.me/2012/07/30/why-ubuntu-not-ubuntu-linux-will-be-the-future-of-next-gen-oss/

Sept. 23, 2012 Ubuntu adds Amazon adverts lens: http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1182

Oct. 11, 2012 Ubuntu adds a “Donations” section to it’s download site: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/11/ubuntu_download_donations/

At the minute it just looks like every avenue is being explored to generate revenue and I wholeheartedly agree with that but clearly it’s not working or not enough is being raised? Maybe it’s time to draw a line in the sand and say “Stuff it, we may upset a lot of our users, we may piss off the community, but we’re going to have to start charging for it.”


Wolves Lug Meet 3.10.12

I arrived a tad early last night, so early in fact I was the only one there. I noticed that The moon under the water was rather busy and made my way to the bar. After waiting for what seemed like ages I asked the barmen for a Pepsi with ice and lemon (They don’t do Coke?) “We don’t have any lemon” he said, this is a good start. As he proceeded to pour from the dispenser he walked off! “Hmm?” I thought “I bet it’s run out?” yep it had, but he said it would only take a couple of minutes.

We waited and waited and waited and then Amo (Amrik Singh) arrived “Hey Amo what are you drinking?” I asked. “Pineapple and lemonade please” Said Amo. The barmen then started looking all over the place like my dog looks when he can’t find his ball! “You’ve not got any pineapple have you?” I asked, “No we haven’t” after asking Amo what he wanted instead I asked for a lemonade.

The barman then informed me there would be no pepsi so I said I’d have a lemonade as well. Blow me if he then seemed to have issues with the lemonade! Finally, drained by the experience we sat down with our drinks.

A little later Alex (Alex Wilmer) had a chicken and (Bacon?) toasted sandwich, the chicken was cold? Alex sent it back but they said “It’s supposed to be cold” Erm? How come the cheese and the bacon is warm then? Alex ate, I wouldn’t have.