Is Ubuntu commited to free software?
kingj.linuxmlsts at gmail.com
Wed Jun 9 20:57:20 UTC 2010
Sorry for top-posting; it's Android.
I don't think he has an issue with the governance of the kernel project per se; he's just presenting a fact. You can't really have a completely free Linux distro or install option, which is what he proposed, when the very kernel of the OS itself is non-free.
David Schlesinger <lefty at access-company.com> wrote:
>On 6/9/10 1:21 PM, "Danny Piccirillo" <danny.piccirillo at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> Upstream linux is not free. That is why LinuxLibre was created.
>> I have doubts that this was unintentional. Here's a list of nonfree stuff in
>Danny, if you or anyone else has an issue with the governance of the kernel
>project, attempting to address it via an end-run through a "litmus test" of
>Ubuntu's support for "software freedom" seems a rather passive-aggressive
>way to go about it. I don't see much productive coming out of this
>If you're not happy with the way the kernel project is being run, I suggest
>you'd do better to go talk to Linus and Andrew Morton about it.
>If Ubuntu's governance is not to your liking, there are plenty of other
>distros. If none of those is to your liking, you can roll your own.
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