Is a Completely Free Ubuntu Practical?
Apr 17, 2007, 23:30 (7 Talkback[s])
"While announcing the name of Ubuntu's next release for October,
2007, Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth spoke of a new version of
the Ubuntu distribution to be released alongside Gutsy Gibbon. This
release, he says, will not include any firmware, drivers,
applications, and even sounds and imagery which are not completely
open-source and include full rights of modification and
redistribution. This ultra-orthodox version of open-source sounds
very attractive to open-source supporters, but is it practical?
"In any Linux distribution, a large majority of the source meets
the requirements mentioned..."