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FSF updates list of free GNU/Linux distributions

Sep 15, 2009, 23:02 (0 Talkback[s])

"Trisquel, which was added to the list last December, has issued its 3.0 release, codenamed "Dwyn." It is the first in a new series of short term support releases that will be updated every six months with new software to add features, improved performance, and hardware compatibility.

"Kongoni, named after the Shona word for "gnu," is based in Africa. For optimal performance with minimal bandwidth requirements, it uses a packaging system called "ports" that downloads programs as source and builds them automatically.

"Trisquel, Kongoni, and the other GNU/Linux system distributions on the FSF's list only include and only propose free software. They reject nonfree applications, nonfree programming platforms, nonfree drivers, nonfree firmware "blobs," and any other nonfree software and documentation. They uphold a commitment to remove any such components as they are discovered -- a commitment most well-known GNU/Linux distributions do not follow."

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