Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

John Cornelius jc at hangarpilot.net
Thu Jul 17 18:40:51 UTC 2008

Gordon Messmer wrote:
> John Burton wrote:
>> Okay, here are a couple of questions I haven't seen answered. There 
>> are several "license" schemes put forth for Open Source software. GPL 
>> and BSD are two that come to mind immediately. The purpose of "open 
>> source" is to counter the traditional closed source model of software.
> 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.

John Cornelius

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