Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Sun Jul 13 21:15:44 UTC 2008

>  	My opinion is that it's political in nature.  GNU doesn't like Red 

It is political for sure - GNU has a highly public agenda around free
software and what is and is not "free".

> Hat and, by extension, anything that Red Hat contributes to.  OC, I have 
> absolutely no proof nor reason for this opinion.  But it's a gut feel.

The FSF policy on not listing stuff they consider to have non-free
elements hasn't changed much in years. I don't really see them as picking
on Red Hat here.


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