Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Mar 2007 22:44 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Fedora Core "The Fedora project is undergoing several changes before the release of its next version. In preparation for Fedora 7, which will fuse the Core and Extra software repositories, Fedora's developers are auditing the repositories for non-free and non-open software that doesn't meet the project's guidelines. Eventually, the project may change its package guidelines to only allow Free Software."
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RE[3]: What's the big deal..
by hackus on Fri 2nd Mar 2007 20:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What's the big deal.."
hackus
Member since:
2006-06-28

This is the most ridiculous thread I have seen in a long time.

There is a big difference between proprietary and GNU software.

First of all, the reason why you have software at all, and I am not in jail, is because people have decided to draw the line in the sand and enforce these restrictions so that Linux can exist.

What you are suggesting, is that there is no difference packaging proprietary binaries and source code in one package.

I bet you would change your tune quickly guy if we turned the distro into a binary only package, charged you up the arse for updates and refused to fix bugs in the software.

You would that kind of "choice" buy Vista if you think there is no difference or problem with using and encouraging everyone to just pretend binary only proprietary software doesn't hurt anything and is just "OK".

If this is not a problem, really, just use Microsoft Vista. Its got tons of propritary crapola all over the place, and you can still run a lot of GNU software on it.

-Hack

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RE[4]: What's the big deal..
by davyc on Fri 2nd Mar 2007 21:05 in reply to "RE[3]: What's the big deal.."
davyc Member since:
2006-07-20

Jeez what a lame reply to my question. Chalk you up as another foaming mouthed Linux Zealot. And that's from someone who supports it in general. It's people like you that put me off the whole thing.

As has been said, let's see you asking Ford for the source to their cars black box, being told no then refusing to buy any car where they refuse your stupid request. It's business, it's their car and if you don't like it hop on your little amish push bike.

Take my computer away and guess what, my life goes on regardless. It's a box of electronics, nothing more. Try and get out more guy.

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