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Re: [gNewSense-users] Glossy GNU ?

From: Matthew Flaschen
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Glossy GNU ?
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 10:38:19 -0400
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Mitch Wiedemann wrote:
> 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. And looking at history, I guess more would download and use the
>> former than the latter.
> My conspiracy theory is this:
> Ubuntu is under a lot of pressure (from freedom-oblivious users) to
> release a much less free (more non-free drivers) distribution.  There
> are some in the Ubuntu community who would like this not to happen.  For
> them they are producing a token Free distro.

All right, except it will only be token distro if no one uses it.

Matt Flaschen

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