Reading: NextBox: Why we Decided for and Against Ubuntu Core

Ah, “open” source… open as in “open for business.”

#openSource #freeSoftware

@aral I am kinda sad. Ubuntu Core was supposed to be the ultimate solution for all the limited capability embedded systems to get rid of the security and unupdateability nightmare which currently makes the iot industry making industrial waste instead of long-term usable products. There is nothing which gets outdated in a lot of smart things in 10 years, only software. Choosing snaps was a bad move and since then, the whole thing is going in a spectacularly wrong direction.


@gerazo @aral Well, Fedora IoT actually achieves a lot of what Ubuntu Core promises, but without the whole "You need a canoncial account" thing.

@w4tsn recently even published multiple articles about the work to tailor Fedora IoT to your needs:

So this might be useful and a "better" replacement for Ubuntu Core than "just plain debian" is.

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