Missing ubuntu manifesto

Asked by Mel C on 2014-06-25

Till ubuntu 10.04 version we have a documentation about ubuntu manifesto.
https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/installation-guide/i386/what-is-ubuntu.html

 it says that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the freedom to customize and alter their software in whatever way they see fit.

Currently we dont have this manifesto. ubuntu software centre shows lots $$ price tag softwares. are we following ubuntu manifesto.

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Yes because companies can and do make paid for software for Ubuntu just like paid for software for Windows exists. Companies have that freedom also. They even have the freedom to sell Ubuntu itself and many do (check eBay for example). That freedom is also given due to the licence of Ubuntu and GNU distributions.

Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

The document is there also for Ubuntu 14.04 (just following a different link naming standard) https://help.ubuntu.com/14.04/installation-guide/i386/ch01s01.html

Maybe the contents of that document are not 100% accurate any more, e.g. the support period for non-LTS-releases in no longer 18, but just 9 months.

Mel C (melc) said : #3

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.