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Come on Canonical

Gabriel Burt, one of the engineers working on Banshee:

After choosing Banshee as the next default player in Ubuntu, Canonical approached us, concerned with how our Amazon store would affect their Ubuntu One store. They proposed two options:

  1. Canonical disables the Amazon store by default (you could enable it in a few easy steps) but leaves the affiliate code alone (100% still to GNOME), or
  2. Canonical leaves the Amazon store enabled, but changes the affiliate code and takes a 75% cut.

I know everyone’s talking about the new subscription model Apple has introduced for the App store, but this seems way more draconian. And coming from Canonical, it’s all the more surprising. (via)

Ramkumar ShankarUbuntu, Linux, Banshee