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[gNewSense-users] Re: Glossy GNU ?

From: Yavor Doganov
Subject: [gNewSense-users] Re: Glossy GNU ?
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 08:34:30 +0300
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Guy Johnston wrote:
> After all, the FSF use Debian GNU/Linux, they just don't endorse the
> whole distribution.

This is for historical reasons.  As you know, the FSF sponsored the
early development of Debian, until the goals of the project changed
and they decidied to provide non-free packages to "serve" more users.
Moving all the machines to another distribution is a huge task, as
many services/people/projects depend on them.  There are actions in
this direction, though.

> Maybe they should create a new list on the GNU site for
> distributions which are fully free, but whose distributors also
> distribute nonfree software separately.

TTBOMK, there'll never be such a list.  This is the case with Debian
now -- their "main" component is entirely free (with some exceptions
to be resolved, AFAIK), but they distribute non-free and contrib
"separately".  They claim that non-free and contrib are not part of
the Debian distribution.  Whether true or not, it is irrelevant as
long as they are engaged in a socaially harmful activity.

(Speaking for myself, as always.)

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