Linked by ddc_ on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 23:22 UTC
Slackware, Slax There are different reasons people use Unix-like operating systems, including configurable, availability free of charge, powerful command line interface an many more. Some people are motivated by the moral issue: they reject non-free software. Specifically for such users Free Software Foundation developed Guidelines for Free System Distributions and created the list of absolutely free ("as in freedom") distributions. In this article we are going to look at the most recent entry on the list - Parabola GNU/Linux.
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RE: Rant
by MacTO on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 05:59 UTC in reply to "Rant"
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Developers and users have every right to be upset about Free Software extremism.

I do appreciate Free Software, but anyone who is telling others what to use or what to develop for is definitely stepping out of line.

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RE[2]: Rant
by ricegf on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 13:42 in reply to "RE: Rant"
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You mean like Apple telling developers targeting certain of its systems which tools to use?

What I'm missing is why FSF promoting a certain license philosophy, clearly defining what they mean, and then providing a list of certain products that conform to that philosophy for those who want to adhere to it is worse than a corporation promoting a certain license type and enforcing it in their market space by banning non-compliant software.

In both cases you get the same choice - don't use their products or recommended products.

I'm fine with both Apple (I use an iPad) and FSF (I use various Linux products on a lot of systems, and release some of my own software under GPL) as long as I still have a choice.

Can you clarify why you are upset?

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