Eric Raymond's remarks on support for proprietary codecs has led a number of people to suggest that he should be working with Linspire instead of a fully-free distribution. He appears to have heard: Linspire
that Mr. Raymond has joined the "Freespire leadership board." "In recent weeks, Raymond has surprised many by speaking publicly about
the 'necessary compromise' that open source advocates must be willing to
make, by providing for an easy way for open source software to work with
key proprietary technologies for which there are not yet adequate open
source alternatives. Freespire is the most prominent desktop Linux
distribution to embrace this concept.
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