Change for Caldera OpenLinux Workstation

Hong Feng fred at
Fri Jun 29 05:48:34 UTC 2001


> Why? Apache is not GNU software, but it clearly qualifies as free software
> in the sense of Stallman, just not as copyleft , nor as compatible with the
> GNU GPL.   

it is true that GNU/Linux system is not identical to all software from GNU
Project plus Linux kernel. Many software in public domain could be also a 
part of GNU/Linux as an operating system, like TeX.

On the other hand, a "Pure GNU/Linux" with only GNU tools and Linux kernel
could reside at the original point of the spaces, with the criteria as
the dimensions we are discussing, we could put the current distributions
into various "clouds" we constructed spaces. And finally we could measure
the "distance" how far a distribution from the original point of the space,
sth like Minkovsky distance, just possibly with more dimensions other than
4, and the weight of each dimension could not be the same.


Hong Feng
Presisent & CEO, RON's Datacom Co., Ltd.
fred at    hongfeng at

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