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Re: [Openvortex-dev] The OpenVortex Project - Summary

From: Jeff Muizelaar
Subject: Re: [Openvortex-dev] The OpenVortex Project - Summary
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 00:18:07 -0500 (EST)

On 21 Feb 2003, Mathieu Roy wrote:

> Hi,
> On your project main page, we can read
>         "Our mission: To create robust and completely open-source
>         Linux OSS & ALSA drivers for soundcards using the Aureal
>         Vortex line of audio processors. We're also maintaining the
>         existing driver until ours is ready for public consumption "
> "Linux" is just a kernel of a more complex system
> that we like to refer to as GNU/Linux, to emphasize
> the ideals of the Free Software movement.
> Would you mind changing occurences of Linux as OS
> to GNU/Linux?

This project is only concerned with the kernel and the drivers are linux
specific. So in this case Linux is correct.

> Note that Savannah supports projects of the Free Software
> movement, not projects of the Open Source movement.
> We are careful about ethical issues and insist on
> producing software that is not dependent on proprietary
> software.
> While Open Source as defined by it's founders means
> Free Software, it's frequently misunderstood.
> For more information, read
> So, we would be glad if you replace open-source by free software (for
> instance, you can say "free software (sometimes referred to as open
> source software").

I am not sure how to rephrase the above description to change open-source
to free software. I think the meaning in this case is pretty clear


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