FSFLA: Linux kernel is "open core"
Posted Nov 10, 2010 19:45 UTC (Wed) by anselm
In reply to: FSFLA: Linux kernel is "open core"
Parent article: FSFLA: Linux kernel is "open core"
People should be given the freedom to make informed decisions instead of deliberately being kept ignorant in the name of »freedom«.
When you install Debian GNU/Linux, the installer asks you once whether you want the non-free repository made available. Apparently this is enough to tick off the FSF, which would much rather not see that question asked at all. I believe anybody adhering to the FSF school of software freedom can be troubled to answer »no« this once – from then on they won't »have to worry about getting proprietary junk« (by the Debian definition, anyway). It takes a special type of person to declare Debian GNU/Linux a »non-free« operating system simply for asking the question.
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