This year has already seen the second release of gNewSense, the completely free distribution endorsed by the Free Software Foundation (FSF), and the announcement that Ubuntu will have a free software option as part of its installation program. Now, if Alexandre Oliva, a Red Hat employee best-known as a board member of the Free Software Foundation Latin America (FSFLA), has his way, building a 100% free distribution will become easier thanks to his linux-libre project. Unfortunately, the path to freedom, he's finding, is often blocked by politics and a preference for convenience over ideals.

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Created by yantramosi 13 years 17 weeks ago – Made popular 13 years 17 weeks ago
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13 years 16 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago



You'd think that distros would welcome this as an opportunity to clean up their kernels and possibly offer the problematic bits as seperate packages (debian, i'm lookin at you)

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