Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

Gordon Messmer yinyang at eburg.com
Tue Jul 15 23:25:25 UTC 2008

Les Mikesell wrote:
> But it is equally ridiculous either way, when 80+% is neither GNU nor 
> Linux code.  Calling it an xwindow system would make more sense.  Or 
> perhaps a firefox/thunderbird/openoffice.org system - with most of the 
> other parts interchangeable.

If you're talking about a distribution, then I suppose it's fine.  When 
you refer to the *operating system*, though, that's a different story. 
GNU/Linux is an operating system.  It implements a defined operating 
system interface.  Linux, by itself, is not an operating system.

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