Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 04:02:46 UTC 2008

Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Jul 20, 2008, Matthew Saltzman <mjs at clemson.edu> wrote:
>> The dispute is over whether those terms are the best ones for the
>> promotion of FOSS.
> I wouldn't put it like that.  Promoting FOSS hardly makes any sense.

On the contrary - it's almost the only thing that makes sense.

> Several times, you end up having to decide between promoting software
> freedom and promoting the software that happens to be Free (and OSS).

Yes, the divisive nature of the GPL is unfortunate.

> Depending on whether you're guided by FS or OSS values, you'll tend to
> consistently choose one in detriment of the other.

Yes, that is unfortunate, but you have to live with it to promote FOSS.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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