Fwd: [GNU/FSF Press] Press release: FSF announces release of gNewSense 1.0

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Wed Nov 8 14:16:21 GMT 2006

Alexander Jacob Tsykin wrote:

> On Wednesday 08 November 2006 04:19, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Alexander Jacob Tsykin wrote:

>> > However, this argument is not terribly relevant to Launchpad because it
>> > is distributed.
>> Distributed where?  "launchpad" is Ubuntu's app. It's not distributed.
>> It's not _launchpad_ that's being distributed in the app.  It turns out
>> that I do still have launchpad-integration installed, but guess what? 
>> The license for launchpad-integration is GPL, so I'm right back to the
>> original question - what is this nonsense in the gNewSense announcement
>> about ripping out the non-free Launchpad?
> Some small parts hav been distirbuted under the GPL. Most have not, as it
> is a large, "monolithic" [1] application. Those parts which are not
> distributred under the GPL, and which is only given to anybody with "all
> rights reserved" written in big letters at the top, which are most of it,
> are not free, and therefore, Launchpad is not free.

There's no disagreement there - but Launchpad is NOT part of the Ubuntu
distribution.  FSF didn't remove non-free Launchpad software to make their
distro, contrary to their claim.

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