Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at 1407.org
Tue Jul 22 20:55:24 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 01:37:51PM -0700, Antonio Olivares wrote:
> Someone came out against them, just search Distrowatch.  That they
> did not fully comply with the GPL?  
> Someone did/or other opposing distros that did not want those distros
> to get the attention that they were getting.  The code is available for
> free from some places, is that a sufficient condition?  Why do people
> have to tarnish products when they are doing good and those that are
> not accuse them of violating the GPL?  

You seem to advocate a weird notion of rewarding copyright infringement.

> The people should decide in the end what they want to call it, is that fair?

Well, you can call "ant" to elephants, but they won't stop being
elephants just because you're really loud and insistent about it.

Linux's latest release can be obtained in its full and pure glory right here:

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux-2.6.26.tar.bz2 [47 MB]

Now if you want to insist on calling other things "Linux", go ahead and
do it. It's your prerogative to make that mistake.


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