Free as in Freedom?
Posted Nov 24, 2004 11:36 UTC (Wed) by mbanck
Parent article: MEPIS Linux on the Rise
So I acknowledge that "the best free desktop Linux" was just a quote, but I wonder why LWN has not commented on it a bit. The truth seems to be that Warren/MEPIS release absolutely no source for their own stuff (nor do they seem to think about this) and not even of the Debian packages they used unmodified (the latter could be interpreted as a violation of the GPL).
Further, up to this date, I have not seen Warren or anybody else from MEPIS getting in touch with the Debian project about collaboration or other things. Of course, this is not required, but it underlines my point that MEPIS is not really a 'free' desktop Linux and does not play well with the Free Software community.
At least one bit of critical review to that end would have been nice for this article.
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