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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] Incoming Distros at libreplanet

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] Incoming Distros at libreplanet
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2010 10:31:32 +1030

On Thu, 14 Oct 2010 14:56:29 +0200
Rubén Rodríguez <address@hidden> wrote:

> > the distro at least meets the most obvious
> > criteria, like having an explicit commitment to free software.
> > After the recent mail, I also added another check for GNU
> > webmasters to make -- that the sources are readily available.
> Not all criteria are equally obvious to everybody. I've always thought
> that having full independent mirrors for all binary and source
> packages is mandatory. I think it is in fact what makes a
> distribution: you distribute things, not a third party.

Me too, but I've always thought of distributions as things like
Debian/Fedora. the 'we provide scripts, you get the source' done by
some of the diy distros is new to me :)

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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