[techie.bond] FSF Richard Stallman reports Spying Ubuntu; Canonical getting offensive
@ techiebond.wordpress.com [10/Dec/2012]
One of the most (the most for some years) popular Debian-based Linux Distro, Ubuntu has been found to be using a user behavior analyzing feature to serve more user need accurate advertisements.
RSM did compared it to a proprietary malware product doing user surveillance for self-profit. As in selling out there users for money which trusted the software because of it’s promotion by various OpenSource promoters and users (at least me and people I know) tried/use it under the pretenses of it being on the guidelines of Free Software.
There have been a reply to it by few people, one being from Jon Bacon (some Ubuntu Community Manager) which came to my notice from HackerNews Top List.
He calls RSM being Childish on his stand…..