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Re: [fab] Most Advanced 100% Free Distribution?

Chitlesh GOORAH wrote:
To be honest, I find stallman's answers quite confusing!

From http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FreeSoftwareAnalysis/FSF:
> * Would it be possible for the FSF to go through our packaging
> guidelines at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines and the
> packages included in Fedora Core and Fedora Extras aside from our own
> licensing audit and point out clear or potential issues with it?

We can certainly go through the guidelines.  We have not yet done so,
but we know of one problem in the current policy: it says that
packages can be included which qualify as open source but not as free
software.  In other words, not all packages need to meet the
definition of free software.

Ok, why not add "free (with source codes) and opensource software" in
FE guidelines to satisfy this criteria ?

If you see the discussions on the main page that should clear up your confusion. We could change the guidelines but there are software licenses that we dont yet know FSF's position on that we include in Fedora. Spot has been sending these to FSF but license reviews take time.


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