[sf-lug] "Educating Tux: case studies of Linux deployments in high schools around the world"

Rick Moen 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
> enough.

But that is _not_, in fact, an accurate term, by a considerable stretch.
Thus my point.

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