> check them out they can see what's involved in transforming Debian. I > think it does a disservice to the people that work on FSF-endorsed > distros to classify their work as "just" removing the non-free > stuff. Not only is it not true, because things are also changed and > added, it seems to minimize & trivialize their efforts. It seems there > are some that don't realize just how much work is involved in this
U fully agree with you here. Labeling the work of free/libre system distributions as "just" removing some stuff is oversimplified description on how much work it is. > Sorry, Mr. Tramp this is not really directed to you. You just happened > to be the one I replied to because you made it easy to start talking > about Debian and then go on to the whole distro process in general. Also, if I'm not mistaken, even Debian's "main" repository has some GNU FSDG issues, so even if one manages to "do it yourself" the process of disabling the other repositories, you still end up with possibly non-free software. This in fact was (and still is?) a bad costume I'm trying to break in the Brazilian Latin-American Free/Libre Software Installation Festival (FLISoL, from portuguese: Festival Latino-americano de Instalação de Software Livre) event organization mailing list, the city-level organizers don't seem to care if their service involves installing non-free system distributoins. I might not be the most active developer in terms of coding, but I do care with imagery and consistency of words. -- - https://libreplanet.org/wiki/User:Adfeno - Palestrante e consultor sobre /software/ livre (não confundir com gratis). - "WhatsApp"? Ele não é livre. Por favor, veja formas de se comunicar instantaneamente comigo no endereço abaixo. - Contato: https://libreplanet.org/wiki/User:Adfeno#vCard - Arquivos comuns aceitos (apenas sem DRM): Corel Draw, Microsoft Office, MP3, MP4, WMA, WMV. - Arquivos comuns aceitos e enviados: CSV, GNU Dia, GNU Emacs Org, GNU GIMP, Inkscape SVG, JPG, LibreOffice (padrão ODF), OGG, OPUS, PDF (apenas sem DRM), PNG, TXT, WEBM.