[linux-elitists] Wondering about the fixubuntu.com brouhaha

Don Marti dmarti at zgp.org
Sat Nov 9 08:37:29 PST 2013


Best case: Canonical finds a site that's critical
of Ubuntu's wacky privacy-violating search setup,
and manages to intimidate the site into into shutting
down.

Worst case: If fixubuntu.com actually stands up to
legal threats, Canonical comes out with a "that was
a bit silly" response and try to turn it into not a
big deal.

It's hard to justify putting any internal filter on
scary lawyer letters if the consequences of sending
are either "win" or "de-escalate", and there's no
"lose."  Talk about chilling effects.

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http://zgp.org/~dmarti/        Alameda, California, USA
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