[Dev] [consensus][due: 2016-06-13]: New version for Parabola Social Contract

Richard Stallman 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
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