[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [GNU-linux-libre] add uruk gnu/linux

From: John Sullivan
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] add uruk gnu/linux
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:49:02 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Robert Call <address@hidden> writes:

> On Fri, 2018-01-19 at 10:57 -0500, bill-auger wrote:
>> On 01/19/2018 03:19 AM, address@hidden wrote:
>> > hi
>> > What about add uruk gnu/linux to gnu free list
>> > I asck this Questions  again
>> > Let's finish this long long story
>> > 
>> the FSDG says to request evaluation by sending an email to
>> <address@hidden> with a description of the system and a link to
>> the
>> distro web page
> Responding in this way does not help since they had already done this.
> There have been a few threads already about Uruk GNU/Linux. I'm still
> quite infuriated that the Free Software Foundation is giving special
> treatment for some over others. At lest Uruk uses the linux-libre
> kernel and they did set up their own repository that they control.
> While they still leverage Trisquel's repositories, I could understand
> that it does take quite a bit in terms of infrastructure to fully
> maintain a standalone repository. The FSF should be willing to help if
> there is a problem with a lack of infrastructure. If I need to reach
> out to Uruk and try to remedy this issue I will.
> If the FSF continues to pick favorites, I personally would have to
> withdraw my support of the Free Software Foundation. 

Hi Bob! PureOS contacted us about review some months before Uruk. We try
to go in roughly order of application, though it doesn't always make
sense to do that since it can in certain situations lead to a
significantly slower process for everyone.

Some questions were raised with Uruk on this list in June 2016. Donald
may already know the answer to this, but I couldn't tell from a quick
scan whether these questions were legitimate and fully resolved.

We are proceeding with the queue of distros waiting for evaluation.

We are also taking a close look at the PureOS kernel and our standards
for that, and will be following up.

So I don't think we are playing favorites -- we're doing our best to
keep this process working as efficiently, fairly, and correctly for
everyone as we can. We're very appreciative of all the work that people
are putting in on these distros in order to advance user freedom --
let's all stay on the same team here.


John Sullivan | Executive Director, Free Software Foundation
GPG Key: A462 6CBA FF37 6039 D2D7 5544 97BA 9CE7 61A0 963B |

Do you use free software? Donate to join the FSF and support freedom at

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]