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Re: [gNewSense-users] gNewsense in very old hardware

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] gNewsense in very old hardware
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 11:30:18 +0930

On Fri, 21 Aug 2009 22:30:44 -0300
Victor Cortiano <address@hidden> wrote:

> The OS: GNU/Linux and the programs would be free if you use Debian and
> Linux-libre (and pay extra attention). Debian would still be a
> non-free distro according to the GNU guidelines, but it's a different
> issue:

Debian still includes non-free code in main, even if you deblob linux.

> You can use whatever distro you like if you pay attention and remove
> the non-free software on it. Your system would be free, not the
> distro itself.
> The GNU project (and we free software supporters) cannot recommned
> those distros for most people because they would probably not install
> linux-libre, etc.

And you should not recommend them here either.

> I use free software only (gNewSense), but IMHO using Debian is fairly
> better than using an entirely proprietary OS.

Which is not relevant to the discussion, IMO.

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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