[Freedombox-discuss] Suggestion to include FreedomBox system distribution in the list of free distributions at GNU.org

Jonas Smedegaard jonas at jones.dk
Mon Apr 17 19:31:51 UTC 2017

Hi Adonay,

Quoting Adonay Felipe Nogueira (2017-04-17 19:16:07)
> NOTE I'm not subscribed to the list, so please include me in the 
> replies.

Thanks for the note!

> Hi, I'm a free/libre software activist from Brazil, and although I'm 
> not a tech expert, I have a suggestion to make:
> Can you follow the steps at 
> [[http://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html#NewDistro]] so as to 
> include FreedomBox in the list of free/libre system distributions?
> If you already have done that: What is the status of the evaluation?

I believe there is no such process ongoing.

FreedomBox is not a distribution on its own, but a Debian Pure Blend - 
i.e. a subset of Debian.  Debian does not contain non-free parts and do 
not recommend the use of non-free parts, but Free Software Foundation 
disapproves of how Debian _suggests_ it.  Notice their explicit mention 
of "suggesting" at their web page.

I therefore consider it unlikely for the Free Software Foundation to 
endors FreedomBox on their list - but hey, if anyone wants to try, 
please do go ahead - other distros based on Ubuntu which is undoubtedly 
less free is on that list, so anything is possible.

 - Jonas

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