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The Role and Value of Truly Free Linux Distributions

Oct 23, 2007, 23:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roy Schestowitz)

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"As GNU/Linux becomes more popular, the motives behind its inceptions are often forgotten. Linux is a free operating system, but its broadening userbase perceives this freedom as pertaining to cost, not rights and liberty. It's important to step back and remind ourselves of the purpose and importance of distributions which try to make a difference, sometimes at the cost of ease of installation and use.

"gNewSense (pronounced nuisance) quickly caught the spotlight last year. It was the latest among several Linux distributions which adhere to the mantra of Free software (capitalization of 'Free' indicates that it refers not to price but to freedom)..."

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