Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Dec 2006 11:36 UTC, submitted by deanlinkous
Linux "Irish Free Software developers Brian Brazil and Paul O'Malley have developed a new distribution, appropriately named gNewSense. Made with the philosophy of Debian and the structure of Ubuntu, it aims to be the freest distribution out there. It's so 'free', that it earned an official endorsement from the Free Software Foundation. Linux Online is grateful to Messrs. Brazil and O'Malley for taking time out of their busy schedules to answer a few questions about their project."
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What about the difficult bit?
by kjn9 on Thu 21st Dec 2006 19:40 UTC
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2006-01-17

Removing all the non-free parts of a Linux kernel and distro is a respectable piece of work, but it is relatively easy; the difficult bit is replacing the lost functionality, especially in device drivers. Does gNewSense have any plans to do this?

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deanlinkous Member since:
2006-06-19

Removing all the non-free parts of a Linux kernel and distro is a respectable piece of work, but it is relatively easy; the difficult bit is replacing the lost functionality, especially in device drivers. Does gNewSense have any plans to do this?
No plan that I know of. Is it that easy? I didn't think it was that simple but it may be.

I am just glad to know that my "free" operating system is REALLY "free" and not just telling me that while loading a bunch of non-free junk.

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