Article: "Fixing linux" - opinions?

Noah Slater nslater at
Sat Dec 13 08:38:48 UTC 2008

On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 12:39:55AM +0000, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
> Yes, you can modify the artwork.

No, you cannot modify the artwork and redistribute.

> What does that have to do with:
>  1. running the program for any purpose
>  2. being able to study and modify it
>  3. being able to distribute copies
>  4. being able to distribute modified copies?

You can't distribute modified copies.

> All of those are allowed, so it is Free Software.

Wrong. Why is Firefox not in Debian main? Because it is non-free.

> You just can't *call* it Firefox, but being able to call the program whatever
> you want is not one of the software freedoms.

You have misunderstood the issue at hand.

Noah Slater,

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