Fedora: Freedom is a Feature.

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Tue Oct 9 23:07:54 UTC 2007

M Daniel R Magarzo wrote:
> 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.)

This is serious hand waving. Debian has a non-free repository hosted by 
Debian. Fedora does not.

> 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". 

No. There are hundreds of very safe legal gratis non-free software. 
Fedora does ship them out of principles. No second guessing required.


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