On Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 6:18 PM, David Hedlund <pub...@beloved.name> wrote:
> I would love to have your operating systems listed in
> https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-non-gnu-distros.en.html, however the Free
> Software Foundation "staff said that those who want their distros listed
> have to request it. Being listed involves a commitment to remove any nonfree
> software present" to quote Richard Stallman. Please mail to this address if
> you would like to get listed: campai...@fsf.org
> Can you do that?

We've discussed this topic previously on freedos-devel, and I think
the short version is this:

I would very much like for FreeDOS to be listed on the FSF's website,
but FSF has some issues with the compilers used in FreeDOS
(specifically OpenWatcom) and no "FSF-approved" compilers exist for
DOS that can do the job on a system lower than a '386. So we don't
worry too much that the FSF doesn't list us as a "Free Non-GNU

So we make sure FreeDOS remains as close to the free software ideal as
possible - and as practical. We only include open source software in
the FreeDOS distribution, for example.

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