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Old 02-22-2019, 06:28 AM   #1
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Distro developed by a Community Interest Company


Hi! I was wondering if is there a Linux distro (possibly base on Debian or Ubuntu) which is developed by a CIC (it's the Community Interest Company in the UK). Some distros have a classical company form, for example Canonical, or Mint Ltd, or Zorin (it's also an Ltd). Other distros are community based but they are not a company. A CIC is a middle way, and it has its equivalent (or similar) in other countries. Is there a Linux Distribution developed by such a company?
 
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does something like this count: https://www.galpon.org/ ?
 
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Yes something like that. Unfortunately I don't understand spanish very well so I can not delve into the functioning of their association (although I'm italian ahahha). Anyway thank you for your help It is a starting point at least. I'll continue to search
 
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Yes something like that. Unfortunately I don't understand spanish very well
ok. they have their own distro, and that page is also in english: https://minino.galpon.org/en
i'm sure there's more projects like that.
i remember once running a ubuntu studio spin developed by some french artists' association...

i'm still a little hazy what this actually means to you:
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a Linux distro (possibly base on Debian or Ubuntu) which is developed by a CIC (it's the Community Interest Company in the UK).
and what would the benefit of it be for other random users across the globe?
 
Old 02-23-2019, 03:49 AM   #5
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I was looking for a distro like that because I noticed that distros like Ubuntu, developed by a company, will tend to diverge from GNU/Linux philosophy, in fact there are a lot of people who begin to disapprove Ubuntu. I think this happens when a company become very large and capitalism do his effect.. On the other side, distros managed by one people or without a good organization are not so much good usually... This is why I think that this new kind of business (Cummunity Interest Company in UK, or SocietÓ Cooperativa/Impresa Sociale in Italy) can be a good compromise, where people can earn by their work and they can run their own business, but the profit is not the main goal. The main goal is quality and people satisfaction
 
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in this comparison you are leaving out most distros!
that are developed by a (sometimes large) group of people that are not any sort of CIC.

debian
arch
slackware
centos
gentoo

now some of these might have some sort of official organisation behind them, idk. have you researched?

PS: how can you even consider distros based on ubuntu. if a distro is based on ubuntu it's still based on canonical to some extent, isn't it?
 
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PS: how can you even consider distros based on ubuntu. if a distro is based on ubuntu it's still based on canonical to some extent, isn't it?
Yes, in some way this is true. In fact I prefer Debian based distro in general.
 
  


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