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Re: supporting closed source operating systems?



On Tue, 2008-07-15 at 14:08 +0200, Harald Hoyer wrote:
> seth vidal wrote:
> > On Mon, 2008-07-14 at 12:48 -0700, Karsten 'quaid' Wade wrote:
> >> On Sun, 2008-07-13 at 19:30 +0300, Axel Thimm wrote:
> >>
> >>> I think this is a rephrasing of Jeff's brigth line that he seeks to
> >>> draw and wants to know what it will include and what not.
> >> Thanks for this post, for me it did a good job of separating the
> >> technical from $other considerations.
> >>
> >> The Fedora brand is a Linux brand.  It makes sense to have some
> >> Microsoft Windows stuff where it supports that story, such as tools to
> >> assist migration ... to Linux.  The libvirt pieces seem, to me, to be a
> >> good enough fit and belong on this side of the bright line.
> >>
> >> But we need to make it clear that we are not going to morph Fedora into
> >> being some super-meta-FLOSS thing.  So, to me, the productivity apps
> >> belong on the other side of the bright line.  If we want to be involved
> >> in helping people switch from Microsoft Windows by supporting
> >> productivity FLOSS stacks that runs on that OS, it should be under a
> >> brand other than Fedora.  Such as "Mozilla". ;-D
> >>
> > 
> > Thanks Karsten. I agree with the above.
> > 
> > -sv
> 
> Agreed also. Well said.

And in actuality that project (productivity for non-free OS) already
exists:

http://releases.theopencd.org/latest/ 

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