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Re: Fedora not "free" enough for GNU?



Michel Salim wrote, at 09/07/2008 03:57 PM +9:00:
I was just over at gnu.org to download the anniversary video recorded
by Stephen Fry, and while I was there decided to take a look at what
systems they recommend as being free.

They list BLAG, which is based on Fedora. But Fedora itself (and
Debian) is not there!

http://www.gnu.org/links/links.html#FreeGNULinuxDistributions

This struck me as rather strange, especially considering their
guidelines are actually based on Fedora's (and we are thanked for it):
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-system-distribution-guidelines.html

As far as I remember, Rahul Sundaram was talking to the GNU / FSF
people about this quite a while back. Is it just the difference over
binary-only firmware that's consigning us to the "non-free" heap?

I cannot do any legal comment here, however I just want to say that
I don't want to see the nightmare which happened on fedora-list any more.

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-list/2008-July/thread.html#01481

Regards,
Mamoru



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