Of hypocrisy and the FSF (Libervis)
Posted Dec 7, 2006 13:11 UTC (Thu) by sp.at
Parent article: Of hypocrisy and the FSF (Libervis)
Now, if someone had actually read at least the first paragraph of the GNU Project's 'Free GNU/Linux Distributions' page , this discussion wouldn't have started in the first place.
To supply you with the first paragraph:
"These are all GNU/Linux distributions we know of which consist entirely of free software, and whose main distribution sites distribute only free software. If a distribution does not appear in this list, there's a small chance that it qualifies and we do not know it; however, almost certainly it contains or distributes non-free software."
Now, for those who still do not understand: The FSF cannot recommend Debian GNU/Linux because of the very reason mentioned in the first sentence. Debian GNU/Linux does provide users with a non-free package repository and that's the problem, nothing more or less.
Using Debian GNU/Linux without the said repository (and without installing any other proprietary software) gives you a perfectly free system - something the FSF might be using, which actually is alright.
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