Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

Gordon Messmer yinyang at eburg.com
Tue Jul 15 20:34:50 UTC 2008

Les Mikesell wrote:
> A rare bit of honesty there:
>   "In 2008, we found that GNU packages made up 15% of the “main”
>   repository of the gNewSense GNU/Linux distribution. Linux made
>   up 1.5%. So the same argument would apply even more strongly
>   to calling it “Linux”

You're reading it incorrectly, by leaving out the question:

    GNU is a small fraction of the system nowadays, so why should we
    mention it?

GNU is arguing, in the quote you posted, that if it is inappropriate to 
include GNU in the name for a GNU/Linux distribution, then it is even 
more strongly inappropriate to call it "Linux".  Linux is a much smaller 
and less significant portion of a GNU/Linux distribution than GNU is.

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