Today I went to copy my music library from Banshee to an old iPod mini. I found out the hard way that the Ubuntu 11.04 upgrade tool uninstalls the necessary programs for MP3 encoding support, causing Banshee to fill my iPod with WAV files. This is most likely a [philosophical decision]( “Our philosophy | Ubuntu”) stemming from the ongoing debate between [open-source pragmatists and free software idealists]( “Free software movement – Wikipedia”).