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Non-free software hidden in your GNU/Linux distribution

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Most people with an interest in software freedom will turn to GNU/Linux as their operating system of choice. Few realize however, that the vast majority of GNU/Linux distros are not entirely free. Imagine migrating away from Windows, only to find that by installing GNU/Linux you are accepting a restrictive Microsoft license!

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Created by stargrave 4 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 20 weeks ago
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Patents, Protests, Plebiscites, and Protecting your freedom

http://www.linux-magazine.com

"When he attended a rally in Munich this month, Richard Stallman took time out of his busy schedule to talk with our News Editor, Britta W├╝lfing. The conversation covered everything from Software as a Service, to patents, protests, international politics, and protecting your freedom...

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Linux-libre for Debian Lenny

http://lists.debian.org

"Hi, As you probably know, back in December last year it was decided that the Linux package shipped with Debian Lenny would include non-free code in it (so-called "blobs" of binary-only firmware).

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Created by can.axis 5 years 17 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 17 weeks ago
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Stallman discusses Free Software and GPLv3

http://broadcast.oreilly.com

"On June 29, 2007 the Free Software Foundation released the GNU General Public License, version 3. What happened since then? I had the opportunity to discuss many subjects with FSF's founder and president Richard Stallman..."

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What Will It Take To Have A Truly Free Kernel?

http://www.linuxplanet.com

Knowing when a GNU/Linux distribution is free used to be simple. If all its software had licenses approved by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) or the Open Source Initiative, then a distribution was free. Otherwise, it wasn't.

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Created by chimera 5 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 36 weeks ago
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[Updated] Guidelines for Free System Distributions on gnu.org

http://fsfe.org

"Yavor informed me, that the GNU website has a new article. So read the Guidelines for Free System Distributions and afterwards you can comment FSFE's public discussion lists."

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Created by can.axis 6 years 9 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 9 weeks ago
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