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3/22/2013 04:08 PM EDT
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Robotics Developer
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Robotics Developer   3/26/2013 7:22:27 PM
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I am wondering how this will affect the rest of the Ubuntu world, will it encourage others to move to it? I would not want to have an OS built by any government primarily because the private sector always does a better job than the government.

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the lavender fan   3/26/2013 8:26:27 PM
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@sprite0022, you seem to have this annoying habit of speaking in behalf of other people, the same trick that the Chinese Communist Party always plays when it claims to represent the "Chinese people". Where my real home should be, is not up for you to decide.

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the lavender fan   3/26/2013 8:28:00 PM
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on behalf on.

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Patrick Van Oosterwijck   3/28/2013 8:22:13 PM
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To respect the GPL, they will have to release the source code of the OS, and this should make it possible for people to inspect whether it has any tracking or backdoors built in. As for code quality, this should be 99.9% Ubuntu Linux with just a layer of Chinese specific packages pre-installed. It's not like they're building the OS from scratch.

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