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Re: [gNewSense-users] Glossy GNU ?

From: Matthew Flaschen
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Glossy GNU ?
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 10:06:29 -0400
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Koh Choon Lin wrote:
>> Having a fully free official
>> Ubuntu variant will also mean there's more attention drawn to the ideals
>> of free software, and it'll probably be easier to find help for any
>> problems as there'll be more people using a completely free Ubuntu
>> variant. However, I still prefer using a distribution which has freedom
>> as it's main goal.
> If I read the announcement correctly, Canonical is following what
> Linspire had done - releasing two distribution, one non-free and one
> free.

Freespire is /not/ free as in freedom.  It has a lot of proprietary
software. Supposedly, there is an OSS edition, but I wouldn't be quick
to assume that that's free as in freedom either.

Matt Flaschen

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