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Re: Debian trademark [was: Debian GNU/w32, may ready to be started?]

On Mon, Dec 03, 2001 at 03:38:33PM -0500, Shaya Potter wrote:
> I don't doubt you, as in a perfect world I would agree.  But perhaps I'm
> cynicall, as the FSF always wants Linux and GNU mentioned together, but
> to me Linux is not necc a "free system" i.e. RedHat distributes software
> that the FSF probably doesn't consider free (pine), but would the FSF be
> happy or unhappy if they called it RedHat GNU/Linux?  my understanding
> is that they would be happy, perhaps I'm mistaken.

Well, in this case you can ignore the non-free components and still have a
running, useful system.  It seems that this is the difference.

BTW, the FSF will never endorse or recommend a system that contains
non-free components (like, as you say, most distributions of GNU/Linux).
Including Debian (as the FSF definition is more strict than the DFSG).


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