Defining Free Software Business
mjr at phonecoop.coop
Tue Jun 27 16:32:02 UTC 2006
"Alfred M. Szmidt" <ams at gnu.org>
> Debian has made the for 10 years or more now, and still not fixed
> them. They are not errors anymore, but simply lack of caring for user
The debian project has been fixing the errors in debian, but
I'm sure it will continue to make errors. It's not a lack of
care for user freedoms. We could make a young debian-based
distribution and maybe FSF would recommend it - just as it has
some debian-based distributions made by some debian developers.
> > FSFphile seemed a convenient inoffensive shorthand for me.
> Then you won't mind me tell you to stop taking whatever drugs your
> doctor subscribed.
I do mind it. I've asked you to stop telling me to harm myself.
I never called you an FSFphile and I don't think the term offensive,
but I respect your wishes and will try not to call you it.
> > So, roughly equivalent to Debian's main archive. There are other
> > "Fedora foo" archives containing other things.
> Can you point me to these `other archives'?
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Projects/WeeklyReports/ lists some.
http://www.fedorafaq.org/ (linked from www.fedoraproject.org)
gives instructions on access to others.
> FDL covered are not software, so it cannot be `non-free software', nor
> can it be `free software', since it isn't `software' to begin with.
We disagree on the reasons, but agree on the conclusion.
> > I don't think utoto or dyne:bolic are major distributions yet and I
> > didn't find a commitment by any of them as strong as debian's. No
> > talk of the future and no commitment to Hurd. Debian has both.
> Debian still recommends, condones, and supports non-free software.
Debian packages 'must not declare a "Depends", "Recommends",
or "Build-Depends" relationship on a non-main package'.
Of course debian supports non-free software. GNU supports
non-free software, although I expect the GNU project tells
you not to use it. Can a product condone something?
> Doesn't make it any better. Debian GNU/Hurd like Debian GNU/Linux are
> equally bad in this regard, since both contain non-free software.
Sorry, that's incorrect. Get yourself a CD of the official
release and try to find any.
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