Fedora: Freedom is a Feature.

M Daniel R Magarzo b2.mdr.magarzo at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 22:36:37 UTC 2007

El dom, 07-10-2007 a las 21:36 +0200, Jeroen van Meeuwen escribió:

> Debian has non-free bits floating around in their universe. 

And probably your own Fedora system too. 
I suppose that everything would depend on how we would define the system
"universe" (limits, etc.)
I don't know much people (actually no one) that configure their system
ignoring some well-know repositories, like livna, adobe, or others... In
fact, without them, a Fedora system wouldn't be so attractive/effective
(in terms of variety of packages) for a majority of average users.
Those are facts, not hypocrisy.  
Sometimes, following rules strictly just lead to a decrease or maybe a
lack of freedom indeed. On the other hand, everyone is free to follow
their way...and see.
Probably what makes to Red Hat (and therefore Fedora) be away from
non-free bytes are not actually principles, but caution against possible
legal issues. As the (Chaucer universal well-known) saying goes..."to
make a virtue of necessity". 

> Although
> most have a different definition of Freedom, Fedora picks the most
> extreme and, in essence, the only real definition of Freedom.

Do you really believe this...???

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> Jeroen van Meeuwen
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Take care,


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