On Sun, May 22, 2016 at 2:37 PM, Mateusz Viste <mate...@viste.fr> wrote:
> On 22/05/2016 21:10, Ralf Quint wrote:
>> I think what the author mentions does apply in an even greater range to
>> FreeDOS
>> http://www.techrepublic.com/article/time-linux-fans-open-their-arms-to-closed-source/
> The article you point to doesn't imply that Linux distributions
> should start distributing closed-source software.

Linux is already partially closed source. Binary blobs, needing
proprietary firmware, various other things like Steam or maybe EME, I
dunno. The FSF doesn't promote any of the popular, major Linux distros
because of this.

Some of that is unavoidable: accept it (despite no sources) or do without.

But I assume they still want the "core" to be free. Optional
media/gaming stuff is probably okay (or at least "mostly"
unavoidable), but core functionality? No way.

Mobile security can be enabling, not merely restricting. Employees who
bring their own devices (BYOD) to work are irked by the imposition of MDM
restrictions. Mobile Device Manager Plus allows you to control only the
apps on BYO-devices by containerizing them, leaving personal data untouched!
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