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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] Uruk GNU/Linux evaluation

From: hellekin
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] Uruk GNU/Linux evaluation
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:42:22 +0000
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On 06/27/2016 01:43 PM, Jaromil wrote:
> I believe that Uruk can be 100% free even without offering a whole
> package repository, but just by publishing all sources

I tend to agree with Jaromil (not only because we're brothers) that
having your own repositories is the cherry on top of the cake.

I understand that the "own repos" rule is to prevent anyone from making
a distro out of another without core changes (why not participate in the
original distribution directly?).

Nevertheless I see Ali's case a bit differently than what the rule
suggests: the source for Uruk is already 100% free Trisquel, so the
argument that the developers should be able to patch things themselves
seems a be redundant if not plain irrelevant;  Ali's work for software
freedom, accessibility, and growing community support around these has
been exemplary.  Not only he volunteered across free distros to
facilitate the adoption of accessible software, he also brings together
people locally in war-torn Iraq.

For these reasons, the "no own repos" rule should be circumvented
somehow.  That could mean to work with Trisquel to integrate changes
made in Uruk, or financial support to bring the Uruk team to capacity.

In any case, judging on absolute values is not gonna work.


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