Article: "Fixing linux" - opinions?

Noah Slater nslater at
Fri Dec 12 17:54:06 UTC 2008

On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 05:45:41PM +0000, David Gerard wrote:
> 2008/12/12 Noah Slater <nslater at>:
> > An amusing example, given that Firefox is technically non-free.
> Yes, and GNU/Linux isn't free unless it's running on an FPGA you
> programmed yourself by hand.

Erm, what? Firstly, GNU/Linux isn't a single bit of software, it's the name of a
computing platform, so I'm not sure how your analogy holds. Firefox is non-free
because you cannot modify the artwork and must seek permission if you intend to
distribute it under the name Firefox.

Noah Slater,

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