Change for Caldera OpenLinux Workstation

Richard Stallman rms at
Fri Jun 29 17:24:31 UTC 2001

    >> I think RMS offered a nice idea when he was in China last May, i.e.
    >> make a list or table list all the so-called "Linux" distributions,
    >> and index the distances of them to our pure GNU/Linux by marks,
    >> and publish the indexing result on
    >Yes, that would be a really good idea!

    if all of us in the mailing list like this idea, then we need to draft a 
    set of criteria to evalute the freedom degrees of the distributions. 

I've already worked out some criteria.  The question is, do we have
someone here who wants to look at the distributions and collect the
information?  If someone wants to do this, then I can show you the
criteria I had in mind, and maybe others can make useful suggestions.
However, if there is no one here who wants to do the work, discussing
the criteria now would not lead anywhere, so we may as well do other
things instead.

I see no need to even try to review 188 distributions.
We should aim to review Debian, the major commercial distributions,
and any noncommercial distributions that we have a reason to want
to recommend.

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