even when there is no suitable open source alternative?
I do think its better to support the open source alternatives IF they exist, but what I cant wrap my head around is why the Devs choose not to include some very popular drivers and codecs (watching DVDs for example) when there isnt an open source alternative.
So I read up on the philosophy of Ubuntu.....Middle of the road approach. Why not give the open source drivers a chance? I think we should. But what about when there isnt an open source driver? Why are we including buggy Nvidia proprietary drivers but not including support for watching DVDs out of the box? It doesnt make a whole lot of sense to me....would you end up owing them money if you included it out of the box? Is it technically legal to download Medibuntu?
If you strongly prefer not to have proprietary drivers even in the absence of suitable alternatives, why do you prefer this?