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From: Jason Self
Subject: www/distros distros.html optionally-free-not-en...
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2012 22:32:08 +0000

CVSROOT:        /web/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Jason Self <jxself>     12/10/05 22:32:08

Modified files:
        distros        : distros.html 
Added files:
        distros        : optionally-free-not-enough.html 

Log message:
        Adding 'optionally free is not enough' per RMS request on RT # 774790


Index: distros.html
RCS file: /web/www/www/distros/distros.html,v
retrieving revision 1.24
retrieving revision 1.25
diff -u -b -r1.24 -r1.25
--- distros.html        10 Jun 2012 07:58:35 -0000      1.24
+++ distros.html        5 Oct 2012 22:32:07 -0000       1.25
@@ -53,6 +53,12 @@
 thus make them entirely free software.
+<h3 id="optionallyFree">Optionally Free Is Not Enough</h3>
+Some GNU/Linux distributions allow the user the option of installing only free 
software. You can read:<br />
+<a href="/distros/optionally-free-not-enough.html">
+Why optionally free is not enough.</p>
 <h3 id="whyImportant">Why Is This Important?</h3>
 When a GNU/Linux distro includes nonfree software, it causes two kinds
@@ -125,7 +131,7 @@
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2012/06/10 07:58:35 $
+$Date: 2012/10/05 22:32:07 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->

Index: optionally-free-not-enough.html
RCS file: optionally-free-not-enough.html
diff -N optionally-free-not-enough.html
--- /dev/null   1 Jan 1970 00:00:00 -0000
+++ optionally-free-not-enough.html     5 Oct 2012 22:32:07 -0000       1.1
@@ -0,0 +1,82 @@
+<!--#include virtual="/server/header.html" -->
+<!-- Parent-Version: 1.70 $ -->
+<title>Optionally Free Is Not Enough - GNU Project - Free Software 
+<!--#include virtual="/server/banner.html" -->
+<!--#set var="article_name" value="/server/standards/boilerplate" -->
+<!--#include virtual="/server/gnun/initial-translations-list.html" -->
+<h2>Optionally Free Is Not Enough</h2>
+<p>There are distros we decline to recommend that offer the user the 
+option of installing only free software.  Given that option, a user 
+who values freedom strongly enough, and thinks about the issue, can 
+make those distros respecting her freedom.</p>
+<p>A distro that offers that option is clearly better than one that fails 
+to offer that option.  But that option does not make the distro ok to 
+recommend in general.  After all, most people in our community are not 
+conscious of this issue.  We cannot expect most of them to reject 
+nonfree software just because the distro offers a way to do so.</p>
+<p>So if we are considering whether to recommend a distro, 
+we need to consider who we would recommend it to.  For instance, 
+it could be:
+<li>Cpecific committed free software supporters that we know will
+make an effort to avoid nonfree software.</li>
+<li>A large group such as perhaps the general public.</li>
+<p>For the first case, we could recommend the distro if the distro 
+provides a clear and reliable way to reject nonfree software.</p>
+<p>However, for recommending a distro to the general public, we need to 
+insist on the criteria we actually use: an explicit commitment not to 
+offer or suggest any nonfree programs.  That way, we know the distro 
+won't lead the public to install any of those.</p>
+</div><!-- for id="content", starts in the include above -->
+<!--#include virtual="/server/footer.html" -->
+<div id="footer">
+<p>Please send general FSF &amp; GNU inquiries to
+<a href="mailto:address@hidden";>&lt;address@hidden&gt;</a>.
+There are also <a href="/contact/">other ways to contact</a>
+the FSF.  Broken links and other corrections or suggestions can be sent
+to <a href="mailto:address@hidden";>&lt;address@hidden&gt;</a>.</p>
+<p><!-- TRANSLATORS: Ignore the original text in this paragraph,
+        replace it with the translation of these two:
+        We work hard and do our best to provide accurate, good quality
+        translations.  However, we are not exempt from imperfection.
+        Please send your comments and general suggestions in this regard
+        to <a href="mailto:address@hidden";>
+        &lt;address@hidden&gt;</a>.</p>
+        <p>For information on coordinating and submitting translations of
+        our web pages, see <a
+        href="/server/standards/README.translations.html">Translations
+        README</a>. -->
+Please see the <a
+README</a> for information on coordinating and submitting translations
+of this article.</p>
+<p>Copyright &copy; 2012 Free Software Foundation, Inc.</p>
+<p>This page is licensed under a <a rel="license"
+Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License</a>.</p>
+<!-- timestamp start -->
+$Date: 2012/10/05 22:32:07 $
+<!-- timestamp end -->

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