[Dev] [consensus][due: 2016-06-13]: New version for Parabola Social Contract
rms at gnu.org
Fri Jun 10 02:55:28 GMT 2016
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> The scenario described by that part of the FSDG is if there were a
> GNU/Linux operating system called "Foobar" or "Foobar Linux" that
> contained non-free code, and a flavor of it that was 100% Free called
> "GNU Foobar", "Foobar GNU", or "Foobar GNU/Linux".
That would be a misleading way of naming the two variants.
In this scenario, both versions of the system are GNU/Linux variants.
One is an ethical GNU/Linux variant, like Parabola, and the other is
an unethical variant, like Arch. However, both of them should be
called GNU/Linux, not just Linux.
When Ubuntu proposed to do something like this, the GNU Project
objected to it.
Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (gnu.org, fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (internethalloffame.org)
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