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I just asked about making Fedora all Free Software in #fedora-devel (on Freenode of course) and someone pointed me to the fedora-advisory-board list. It seems the first time being all Free Software was brought up there was in April. I looked through the archives for August, and it seems that this is getting quite a bit of attention now. Someone has gone through Fedora Core & Extras and looked for nonfree packages. For the ones in question, they're asking the FSF.

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This is indeed good news,

This is indeed good news, it'd be great to see them listed in GNU.org's list of GNU/Linux distributions. It'll be interesting to see if BLAG survives this, being that one of their main 'selling points' is that they are a Free version of FC (though they do have other good things about them, such as the one CD and the photographic content).

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It would be great to see a

It would be great to see a major distro like Fedora among those FSF approved. So that sure is great news. Smiling

You gotta give RedHat credit for supporting such a project and giving enough freedom of governance to allow for an effort like this.

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It seams that now Novell is

It seams that now Novell is perssuring with openSUSE, Red Hat is increasingly letting Fedora go wild - in a good way.

Before openSUSE, Fedora was, in my eyes, "that little tech dump of that big redhatted company". then openSUSE came along, more independant than FC...

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It's indeed nice to see that

It's indeed nice to see that more freedom (that in OpenSuSE) brings about positive change in other projects.

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after Whistler mentioning it

after Whistler mentioning it on nuxified.org - will there be any changes in bluecurve licensing ? I really love them icons Eye

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“Better than eating an animal that doesn't want to be eaten,” said Zaphod.

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Getting closer

They've created a new wiki page to organize all of this:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FreeSoftwareAnalysis

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Extras definitely not dumping ground for Core
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Good news

Good to know these good news as I'm a Fedora user, and now feel myself more comfortable using Fedora. :-)

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FC6 is still
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So?
The Free Software Definition wrote:

* The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0).
* The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
* The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2).
* The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits (freedom 3). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.

Fedora's trademark policies violate none of the above.

Fedora's trademark policies are just:
*If you change the software, change the branding. (Which the FSF has said in the past that this has no contradiction with the free software definition.)
*If you sell copies, you have to warranty the media you sold it on, (which you should do whenever you distribute software).

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