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Revival of BLAG, Contributors Welcome

May 28, 2010, 19:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Moelands)

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BLAG is one of the few Linux distributions that has been labelled "Free GNU/Linux distribution" by the Free Software Foundation (here is a link to the relevant page on the FSF website: http://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html). It is based on Fedora, but all packages that contain non-free software are replaced. It also features a free-kernel (kernel-libre). The distribution is made available on one CD. BLAG comes with a variaty of applications including multimedia, graphics, desktop internet applications and more

Unfortunately, the development of BLAG has been dormant for more than a year. The main reason lies in the fact that the lead developer left the team and there was no suitable replacement at the time. In the last months, a group of dedicated people are picking up the pieces and working towards a new release of BLAG. Right now, we are preparing to release BLAG 120k, which is based on Fedora 12. At the moment, we have a live-cd available for testing: BLAG 119999 (Alpha), both for i386 and x86_64 systems.

BLAG is a project where community input is very important. Not only do we promote Free Software, but also we like to give people the opportunity to become part of BLAG. No matter how skilled people are, there are various areas where they can help and there is always room for enthusiasts.

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