Thanks Meter 116
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Springfield Missouri
The true convergence is yet to come... Still future. The phone/tablet and the desktop are not identical yet.
Cruise through the Ubuntu website... Can't download the phone versions there. It's still treated as a separate class in all the literature.
Despite whatever title Mr. Hall might have - the article is posted on his private blog. Where is the official sanction for dropping any modifier after Ubuntu? What is the Title of the latest wiki for install? "Installing Ubuntu for Devices
" Absent Canonical calling it simply "Ubuntu," the article you quoted must be taken as op-ed from a blogger. Here's a quote from that wiki to show how Canonical is treating it.
“Ubuntu for devices” is released for free non-commercial use. It is provided without warranty, even the implied warranty of merchantability, satisfaction or fitness for a particular use. See the licence included with each program for details.
Some licences may grant additional rights. This notice shall not limit your rights under each program’s licence. Licences for each program are available in the usr/share/doc directory. Source code for Ubuntu can be downloaded from archive.ubuntu.com. Ubuntu, the Ubuntu logo and Canonical are registered trademarks of Canonical Ltd. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
“Ubuntu for devices” is released for limited use due to the inclusion of binary hardware support files. The original components and licenses can be found here.
There have been a few changes in how this project is getting promoted. IMHO it's all diluting a brand that Canonical spent well over a year building up in the public mind.
You, and Mr. Hall, can lobby to simply call it Ubuntu, but it isn't the same yet and only adds confusion to the general public.
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