"'Completely free' distributions spring up every once in a
while, and they tend to get a substantial amount of coverage from
the Linux press. The last one to be added to the FSF's ever-growing
list of free distributions is GNewSense, which is Ubuntu stripped
of its proprietary software and given a (bad) makeover. As one
might expect, it has received the usual spike of popularity:
NewsForge, LWN, etc.
"While I admire the efforts of the GNewSense team, I can't help
but wonder why they are wasting their time on this when that time
could be much better spent improving a distribution that is
actually going somewhere, like Ubuntu..."