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: https://www.cannon-linux.co.uk/2011/01/2011-predictions/

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

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

July. 30, 2012 Ubuntu drops the word Linux from it’s name: https://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: https://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1182

Oct. 11, 2012 Ubuntu adds a “Donations” section to it’s download site: https://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.”



  1. Is not “Ubuntu changes revenue code” the same thing? Can you confirm, if it’s not I’ll add your item. Many thanks I should have said I was looking for additions to the list.

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