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Developing free non-gnu operating systems

From: Theodore Somers
Subject: Developing free non-gnu operating systems
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2021 20:34:41 -0700
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By only serving the GNU system (mostly in the form of GNU/Linux), the directory is effectively discouraging the development of other potential fully free/libre operating systems. The FSF as a whole also mostly promotes the GNU system and doesn't encourage development outside of that and replicant. That leaves out other paradigms for how an OS could work outside of the traditional unix and unix-like abstraction/paradigm. That leaves out a lot of potential design space. It could also be easier for users of OSes that are not unix-like to migrate to a fully free OS if thereĀ  was one more similar to their old OS in how it functioned.

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