Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at redhat.com
Tue Jul 15 17:21:00 UTC 2008

On Jul 14, 2008, DJ Delorie <dj at delorie.com> wrote:

> Alexandre Oliva <aoliva at redhat.com> writes:
>> RMS actually has a social reason for his request.  What is the
>> reason behind those who refuse?

> Respect for all the other organizations and authors who have
> contributed to the packages within the various Linux-based
> distributions, yet who do not get credited in the name "GNU/Linux" ?

Again, circular reasoning.  You're talking about GNU+Linux-based
distributions.  You're absolutely correct that some don't get credited
by GNU+Linux, but how is that a logical reason to credit the smaller
contributor Linux and not the larger contributor GNU?  This is covered
in the FAQ, BTW, starting at 

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