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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Windows Free Software

From: Imran Ghory
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Windows Free Software
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 13:22:19 +0100 (BST)

On Fri, 26 Apr 2002, MJ Ray wrote:

> Imran Ghory <address@hidden> wrote:
> > For those people who didn't see it on newsforge, a project has been setup
> > to produce a CD with high-quality free Windows software.
> Ultimately, what is the point in this?  As long as you can't know the
> operating system, you can't know the software.  While it may have some
> benefit in bringing more people to free software, it is better to build free
> on free.  Hopefully these are just some selected ports, not new free
> software being created on a closed platform.

On the whole the project is about combining together free software that
already exist. Although the project may well be involved in creating,
say for instance, more user friendly installers and writing
documentation/tutorials for the software.


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