RMS is just right on this. Yes, sometimes words from him or the FSF seem very strict and some efforts of them are a bit clumsy (the gifts for xmas suggestion list) but when they're right, they're just right. I avoid Ubunutu anyway but I know it is (was?) still a popular Distribution. That may have changed with Unity and their general behaviour, but this strange search function is another nail for the coffin. It actually tastes like this Windows software that always wants to install some ridiculous "toolbars" or Google Chrome or other stuff with it. They should have separated it all from the beginning, if there is a program called "find products on the Amazon marketplace" then it is okay cause it definitely tells you what it is and does. But having this half automated search in your normal "where did I put that darn file..." search just isn't desirable.
And then it is even more routed via productsearch.ubuntu.com
I mean, I would be really upset if somebody tried to sneak something like this into my file search.
But thanks god I'm not on *buntu. It is just sad to see how they're going down the drain.
Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!