Re: GNU/LinEx, Debian, and the GNU FDL
Then, why don't you just create your own distribution based on
Debian? Take the official CD set, remove all references to
non-free, and distribute it from your server. Problem solved.
We thought about that, and we're still thinking about it.
In the past, this sort of thing was unusual, and we thought that
people in and out of Debian might look at it as an affront to Debian
developers. That isn't what we wanted. Also, to do the job right
would call for more effort than just that, and we wanted to save that
effort for when we could do it based on the Hurd.
Nowadays, making a modified version of an existing distro is not
unusual and would not be considered an affront to anyone. So we've
been looking at hooking up with some existing project to release a
modified version of Debian. In effect, that's what GNU/LinEx is. If
only it had been entirely free, as its developers said, it would have
solved the problem. Instead, we're still looking.