Change for Caldera OpenLinux Workstation
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Thu Jun 28 14:37:12 UTC 2001
On Thu, 28 Jun 2001 John Tapsell wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, Georg C. F. Greve wrote:
> >If we are to give it a "pure GNU/Linux" stamp, it must contain Free
> >Software only. So every package on the distribution must qualify
> >according to the Free Software definition of the FSF.
> Not to be picky or anything, but that would imply to me that it just contained
> the linux kernel and programs owned by the GNU...
Not only GNU programs. The Linux kernel is not GNU, nor are Apache, KDE...
and many other significant programs. Some may have been written with a OpenSource motivation,
but that does not make them non-free.
(Many OpenSource projects use the GPL and Linux is case in piont).
> Might want to see how other ppl react ..
could be good when they realise they can use Gnome Office or KDE Office instead of
paying for Corel or Applixware. Ditto Databases, use Postgres or MySQL can replace Oracle etc..
This is a good time to emphasise the functionality of a 100% free system.
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