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From: Robert Musial
Subject: www/distros common-distros.html
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 23:26:18 +0000

CVSROOT:        /web/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Robert Musial <musial>  13/09/27 23:26:18

Modified files:
        distros        : common-distros.html 

Log message:
        added SteamOS to /distros/common-distros.html per RT #859659

CVSWeb URLs:
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/distros/common-distros.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.64&r2=1.65

Patches:
Index: common-distros.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /web/www/www/distros/common-distros.html,v
retrieving revision 1.64
retrieving revision 1.65
diff -u -b -r1.64 -r1.65
--- common-distros.html 10 Mar 2013 06:17:25 -0000      1.64
+++ common-distros.html 27 Sep 2013 23:26:17 -0000      1.65
@@ -148,6 +148,21 @@
 program xv.  Of course, with no firm policy in place, there might be
 other nonfree software included that we missed.</p>
 
+<h3 id="SteamOS">SteamOS</h3>
+
+<p>SteamOS, a version of GNU/Linux to be distributed by Valve, is not
+actually released for download yet. At present, we can say that it is
+very unlikely to be an operating system which respects user freedom,
+because it is meant to work closely with the Steam service. Steam uses
+<a href="https://www.defectivebydesign.org/what_is_drm";>Digital Restrictions
++Management
+(DRM)</a> to impose
+restrictions on the software it distributes. SteamOS will have to
+contain the proprietary software necessary to enforce these
+restrictions. It will also be designed to promote and integrate with
+the Steam store, which promotes a large amount of proprietary
+software.</p>
+
 <h3 id="SUSE">SUSE GNU/Linux</h3>
 
 <p>In addition to the usual two problems, several nonfree software
@@ -269,7 +284,7 @@
 
 <p>Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2013/03/10 06:17:25 $
+$Date: 2013/09/27 23:26:17 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>



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