Next April, the Ubuntu Foundation will complete three years and six releases of its GNU/Linux distribution. It will also be the point at which the project begins to acquire a distinctly commercial hue.
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It may be argued that it is time to move on and that software projects cannot be run without being commercially successful. True. But then there is also a counter-argument that once these compromises are made, control will forever pass out of the hands of the developers and into the hands of commercial entities which have little interests apart from their own bottomline.