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Linux Mint Agree Amazon Revenue Share

Linux Mint have agreed to split the revenue generated from Banshee’s MP3 Store plugin with ‘upstream’.

Mint had earlier changed the stock affiliate code, which provides the Banshee project with a small % from the sale of each track, to that of their own.

In a U-turn, following unease in the Linux community, Linux Mint have agreed to split the revenue stream with Banshee equally.

From Linux Mint 12 onwards, 50% of all profits generated from the Amazon MP3 store will be given to the Banshee project. The remaining 50% will go towards ‘growing’ Linux Mint.

“We want to grow, get more staff, tackle ..bigger projects.” wrote the project’s founder Clement Lefebvre in a response to comment on the Linux Mint blog asking what revenue is used for.

“Eventually I’d like to [donate to projects used by Mint], but our main priorityis to grow.”

The Banshee revenue page has been updated to reflect this decision.