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[GNU-linux-libre] Fully Free GNU/Linux Distribution Movement presentatio

From: Ali Gunduz
Subject: [GNU-linux-libre] Fully Free GNU/Linux Distribution Movement presentation
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 19:28:37 +0100

Hello all,

I recently gave a talk about the fully free GNU/Linux distribution
movement at the FSFE's Berlin Fellowship meeting. The abstract of the
talk was:

"For the past few years, a growing number of GNU/Linux distributions
have been started with the specific goal of ensuring users’ software
freedoms before everything else. In this presentation, I will try to
draw an overview of the fully free GNU/Linux distribution movement and
provoke participants to think about software distributors’ ethical
responsibilities. What aspects of mainstream GNU/Linux distributions
does this movement not find sufficient? Which distributions align
themselves with the movement? What is their rationale for limiting
functionality of their software offerings in the name of upholding
user freedoms? What does a binary blob mean and what does the
Linux-libre Project claim to accomplish that the vanilla kernel Linux
doesn’t? How does the fully free GNU/Linux distribution movement
affect the rest of the free software ecosystem? I am planning to keep
the overall tone of the discussion newcomer-friendly while also
providing some food for thought for the technically inclined."

The participants were very interested in the topic and the Q&A
discussion following the presentation was very engaging.

I've put both the video and audio of the talk online. You can find the
OGV and the OGG on
along with links relevant to the talk.

Happy Hacking,

Ali Gündüz

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