The Role and Value of Truly Free Linux Distributions

[ Thanks to Roy
for this link. ]

“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