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

From: Ivan Zaigralin
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] add uruk gnu/linux
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:45:47 -0800
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I think this is a very good idea. I have to confess, we are not feeling very 
confident while FreeSlack is stalling in the review queue.

In our case, we've been informed that "FreeSlack" is afoul of FSDG because 
it's too similar to "Slackware". We pitched "Freenix" and "FXP" as replacement 
distribution names in April 2017, and haven't heard a word since. This puts us 
in an interesting position: when our users ask us, so what are you guys called 
again?, all we can say is: not FreeSlack.

We also receive regular suggestions/requests to get the FSF certification. And 
of course we do tell our users what exactly is going on, the way we see it 
from our side, but wouldn't it be like 100 times more easy and reassuring for 
the users to read FSF's own Changelog of the review process? If users rely on 
FSF certification to pick distributions, they won't be quick to blindly trust 
the claims of progress made by projects still under initial review.

On Friday, January 19, 2018 14:51:02 Robert Call wrote:
> If the problem is time and resources, could the FSF maybe start a page
> on that would show : the distros that have
> asked the FSF to be reviewed, which ones have started the public review
> process and document the issues have been found? It would offer a bit
> more transparency and everyone would be on the same page as to where in
> the review process the distros are.
> Maybe the endorsed distro review process could be handled in similar
> way that the FSF directory is maintained and the FSF could teach people
> where to look for non-free things in these distros. The goal would be
> to get more people actively involved in the review process.
> Hopefully these (or other) solutions could pave a way forward. Even
> with a lack of time and resources, I don't think it is acceptable to
> not respond to distro maintainers that had already started the review
> process, just a "we are still looking into it" or "there is still an
> issue with x" would be sufficient.
> --
> Robert Call (Bob)
> address@hidden

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