Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 19 20:43:58 UTC 2008

> > The GPL then violates #9 in the definition
> > 9. License Must Not Restrict Other Software
> It doesn't, really.  It applies to a program, and to
> other works
> derived from the program.  It doesn't apply to works
> that are merely
> aggregated in the same distribution medium, without forming
> a single
> program under copyright law.
> -- 

Then how could the fork of cdrecords had to be created if it was not Restrict Other Software?


What is the real explanation then?
The explanations that I have read are not very convincing :(
The arguments are very much red tape and political in nature :(

Is this a case of a misinterpretation of the GPL?




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