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Ubuntu Compromises on Banshee Revenue Recipients

Canonical and Ubuntu encountered quite a bit of resistance from its community recently when it changed the default Banshee profit sharing recipient. By default, in Banshee The GNOME Foundation was to receive a portion of revenue from music sales through the AmazonMP3 store. But in a recent Ubuntu 11.04 snapshot, users noticed that recipient was changed to Canonical. After a bit of an uprising from users and Banshee developers, Jono Bacon today announced a compromise.

 Ubuntu’s original answer was to disable Amazon.com or leave Amazon.com enabled but changing the affiliate code to take a 75% cut. But again, that didn’t go over too well with vocal users and Banshee developers. To Canonical’s credit, they do seem to listen to their users sometimes and apparently this time they did.

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