[sf-lug] "Educating Tux: case studies of Linux...and "Purity"
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Mar 11 21:48:44 PDT 2008
Quoting Mark Weisler (mark at weisler-saratoga-ca.us):
> http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=ututo for more
> information where it is claimed, "Ututo is based exclusively on
> Free/Libre Software."
> IIRC this might have been the only distro that, in February 2007, was
> purely free software.
Ututo was indeed the first one Stallman endorsed (since his falling out
with the Debian Project, anyway).
lists the following as "the GNU/Linux distributions we know of which
[sic] only include and only propose free software. They reject non-free
applications, non-free programming platforms, non-free drivers, or
non-free firmware 'blobs'. If by mistake they do include any, they
* Ututo, a GNU/Linux distribution based on Gentoo. It was the first
fully free GNU/Linux system recognized by the GNU Project.
* gNewSense, a GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian and
Ubuntu, with sponsorship from the FSF.
* Dynebolic, a GNU/Linux distribution that places special emphasis
on audio and video editing.
* Musix GNU+Linux, a GNU+Linux distribution based on Knoppix, with
special emphasis on audio production.
* BLAG, BLAG Linux and GNU, a GNU/Linux distribution based on Fedora.
* GNUstep Live, a GNU/Linux distribution with a user interface based
on GNUstep, a free implementation of the Cocoa/OpenStep framework.
Notably absent is Gobuntu, reportedly because (a/o 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon"),
it still includes trademark-encumbered versions of Firefox and
Thunderbird, which will be fixed with Hardy Heron. There are also
patent-related issues, about which see:
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