View Full Version : banshee on mint :/

December 9th, 2011, 01:36 AM

"(..)Linux Mint, the Ubuntu-based Linux distro that has been basking in waves of positive press of late, has been up to a bit of mischief.

Buried within the pages of a long forum thread on German site ‘ubuntuuser.de’ is a surprising revelation: Linux Mint altered the Banshee Amazon MP3 referral code to that of its own, taking 100% of all profits made in the process.(..)"

in short:
mint's developers altered program, so they could get all profits instead of sharing it with Gnome developers

December 9th, 2011, 01:41 AM
If the Banshee developers are OK with it, I don't see a problem. Canonical did somewhat the same thing.

December 9th, 2011, 06:22 AM
Banshee is an opensource project. Mint sourced it in their favor. Canonical did too. If you don't like what they did, uninstall the Mint repo version and use Banshee's repo.