Ubuntu Colombia response to the application of RSM in FLISOL

Richard Matthew Stallman

Involvement of Ubuntu in “Flisoles”, is evident in the Wiki FLISOL there already confirmed 16 cities http://flisol.info/FLISOL2013/Colombia which is requested by Andres Mujica Checkout promotional material to Canonical Ubuntu. On the subject tried to install Ubuntu and promoting events in Flisol agreement was reached by a vote of the council of ignoring the warning made ​​by Richard Stallman.

http://www.mail-archive.com/[email protected]/msg00385.html
Proposal is presented as the following: Inform users (visitors) about the type of licensing that uses Ubuntu, use proprietary drivers and also recommend disable or uninstall Ubuntu Lens. Or it is second option “Do nothing”

On behalf of the community and the voting starts http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2013/03/28/%23ubuntu-co-meeting.html#t02:53 where it is agreed that Colombia asked to Ubuntu Flisol organizers in Colombia particiación and will ignore the request by Richard Stallman.

AndresMujica: “I honestly think that this question is irrelevent to the matter of this meeting… we’re getting off topic. About disabling or not lens, I believe we’re taking decisions on behalf of end user’s and they are the ones who should decide by themselves, not us. And about informing it should limit to what is worth it, from what I see the first step for a new user is to learn that there’s something besides Windows, once that step is taken they probably would discover easily the Free Software topic and make his/her own informed decisions.

Our mission and focus is not to justify or defend ourselves from RMS, our mission and focus is to extend and take Ubuntu to the ones who aren’t aware of it. There’s nothing real neither concrete that we can do to solve the open or closed drivers issue. The only thing we can do now is to help spread Ubuntu in order to reach the critical mass point required.

At that moment, the very same mass of users will make the vendors to look around and take action.. not before.Canonical doesn’t have the capacity or even the strength to guarantee that everything in the future would be free. In fact, I don’t think that such a document as requested by julianarmando even exists, just because it doesn’t make any sense it’s existence.”

best regards,Andrés

Ubuntu Colombia, in different events Flisol of Colombia, if the organization of each city allows our participation, we will install the following:

Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04.2 (for units with optimal hardware)
Lubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04.2 (For teams of “low income”)

// Topic discussed at another meeting that was held staff via IRC which can find the log in http://titanpad.com/jUZBScukwI (the meeting were present in 2 of the 5 members of the council of Ubuntu Colombia, one could say a decision supported since the other three are scattered throughout the rest of the country)

While we consider the “problem” as RSM is from when the default was triggered Lens Amazon (len not say more here) which we can see your ad in the default activation http://www.genbeta.com/linux/ubuntu-12-10-incluira-enlaces-a-productos-de-amazon-al-buscar-en-unity or  http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/11/how-to-install-a-dedicated-amazon-shopping-lens-in-ubuntu

In Ubuntu 12.04.2 is only possible to install this and other activating lens PPA and doing a manual install, unless the user (you should already know about it or listening to) the ask the installer:

For example: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/07/unity-news-lens-adds-updates-with-local-features

As a side note for you, I’m Raring tester Ubuntu since version 4.13 Alpha and this comes with the Lens “Amazon” Deactivate.

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    Justo ahora he ejecutado el programa ‘oficial’ vrms que verifica qué no hay libre en el sistema.
    Para un Ubuntu 12.10 recien instalado el resultado es…. (redoble de tambor)… que sólo hay software libre…. ¡sorpresa Stallman!

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    hmmm, let’s try a “different” translator…

    “I honestly think that this question is irrelevent to the matter of this meeting… we’re getting off topic. About disabling or not lens, I believe we’re taking decisions on behalf of end user’s and they are the ones who should decide by themselves, not us. And about informing it should limit to what is worth it, from what I see the first step for a new user is to learn that there’s something besides Windows, once that step is taken they probably would discover easily the Free Software topic and make his/her own informed decisions.

    Our mission and focus is not to justify or defend ourselves from RMS, our mission and focus is to extend and take Ubuntu to the ones who aren’t aware of it. There’s nothing real neither concrete that we can do to solve the open or closed drivers issue. The only thing we can do now is to help spread Ubuntu in order to reach the critical mass point required. At that moment, the very same mass of users will make the vendors to look around and take action.. not before.

    Canonical doesn’t have the capacity or even the strength to guarantee that everything in the future would be free. In fact, I don’t think that such a document as requested by julianarmando even exists, just because it doesn’t make any sense it’s existence.”

    best regards,

    Andrés

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