Huh? Perl 6 has never depended and will never depend on anything proprietary.
Just because you can install non-free device drivers on a Linux system does not mean Linux is now suddenly dependent on that non-free software. It just means the Linux developers have not gone out of their way to stop people doing what they want to do.
> There are other issues like memory usage and startup time.
Indeed. The 2013 focus on speed and memory is needed. But, as even the originally very skeptical dskoll specifically recognized in this thread with a "wow" after he acually tried it again, Rakudo is improving on about the pace the devs suggested it would around 2 years ago.
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