[sf-lug] "Educating Tux: case studies of Linux deployments in high schools around the world"
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Mar 11 15:06:45 PDT 2008
Quoting Christian Einfeldt (einfeldt at gmail.com):
> So if your boxes are not 100%, what percent of "purity" have you achieved?
I can't help noticing you've changed the subject. _You're_ the one using
the phrase "FOSS box", not me. And you're using that for machines on
which you're pointedly and avoidably using proprietary software.
To answer the question, however, *I* do not use the phrase at all.
> Please do recall that Richard Stallman has said repeatedly that he has used
> Unix to create the tools to move away from non-Free software.
Using proprietary compilers to create free software that then can replace
proprietary compilers is, however, nothing at all what you've been
> What label do you use for boxes that you give out?
1. I do not, in fact, "give out boxes".
2. However, when I help people install a Linux distribution on a
machine, that's what I call it. (I'm glad to, where appropriate,
remind them that it centrally incorporates the GNU Project.)
> I mainly prefer FOSS or Free Open Source Software because it is close
But that is _not_, in fact, an accurate term, by a considerable stretch.
Thus my point.
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