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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] Freeslack website

From: Ivan Zaigralin
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] Freeslack website
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:51:01 -0700
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I'd like to register my dislike of the subjective approach to the name 
similarity issue as well. Not that it doesn't work. I think it works OK, 
because this is not a particularly big deal to begin with. FreeSlack project, 
for example, has always been flexible in that respect, as in, fully 
cooperative. But it would be better to have an objective criterion, like for 

Cannot use nonfree distro name or trademark as a substring in a free distro 

A rule like this would prevent "Slackware Libre", but not "FreeSlack". But 
more crucially, it would be fair, and no one would ever feel like an 
individual reviewer at FSF is yanking their chain just for the fun of it. 

On Friday, March 23, 2018 13:36:59 bill-auger wrote:
> as i understand, the final issue preventing free-slack from being
> endorsed is the word "slack" in their name - which is in conflict with
> the "no name confusion" criteria
> so one other thing to point out for the sake of equality is that the
> connochaetos website refers to the repos it hosts as "The slack-n-free repo"
> "free-slack"
> "slack-n-free"
> is it just me? - im not seeing a huge difference there - personally, my
> opinion would be that neither are particularly offensive - "slack" is
> not exactly "slackware" - just as i see no problem with the free-dora
> repos hosted by FSFLA because "dora" is not "fedora" - although these
> are all clearly intended to remind the reader that "this is the freed
> version of that well-known one"
> o/c these are not my rules to make; but please let us apply the same
> rules equally to all

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