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Re: Knoppix is not entirely free software

From: Dan Anderson
Subject: Re: Knoppix is not entirely free software
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 22:44:01 -0500

On Wed, 2003-11-12 at 21:39, Richard Stallman wrote:
> A few months ago, I found out that Knoppix included some non-free
> software, and the developer said he didn't want to change that.
> If he has changed his policies in the meantime, please tell me; that
> would be good news.  But otherwise, please do not recommend the use of
> Knoppix on GNU mailing lists.  Please recommend only entirely free
> software.
> (I am not on the help-gnu-emacs list; someone forwarded me a couple of
> messages on this thread.)

That would explain it.  The original poster asked for GNU/Linux
recommendations and said he had heard Knoppix was good.  So nobody was
recommending Knoppix -- although there was some confusion as not
everyone knew you can install Knoppix like a regular *nix distro.


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