Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

Mark Haney mhaney at ercbroadband.org
Mon Jul 14 11:40:05 UTC 2008

Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> How is it that Fedora is not on this list?
> http://www.gnu.org/links/links.html#FreeGNULinuxDistributions
> gNewsSense just recently came around and they are on the list. What's
> up with that?

Personally, I think the demand by Stallman, and others to call Linux 
'GNU/Linux' is just stupid and childish.  As if changing the name will 
change the nature of the system.  While I am an advocate of free and 
open source software, and agree with some of his ideas, Stallman needs a 
bloody valium.  To me he's a lot like Jack Thompson, foams at the mouth 
over the silliest things.

I know this has nothing to do with said thread particularly, I just 
wanted to vent my spleen on this.  While said list is great, it doesn't 
really tell the whole story.  Until we get comparable open source 
equivalents that become mainstream, there will be a need for adding 
proprietary 'non free' bits to a system.  It's all a matter of what can 
you live with.

Libenter homines id quod volunt credunt -- Caius Julius Caesar

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