Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

tom tfreeman at intel.digichem.net
Thu Jul 17 18:18:05 UTC 2008

On Thu, 17 Jul 2008, Gordon Messmer wrote:

> John Burton wrote:
> I forgot to point out that Free Software is most definitely the traditional 
> development method.  When GNU was started, it was in response to a change 
> from the traditional method to a black-box distribution method for software.
> Our entire history of science and engineering is Open.  Understanding the way 
> things work has been the hallmark of our development as a society.  Don't 
> forget that.
I wish that lawyers and other such could/would understand that last 
paragraph. Understanding how things work seems to help the society that 
supports us. Secrecy, and secrecy in the name of security or safety set us 
back towards dark ages.

IMHO of course, YMMV.

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