Why FC4 using the Jpackage 1.4.2 Java?
mark at klomp.org
Mon Jun 27 19:02:57 UTC 2005
> On Mon, 2005-06-27 at 11:25, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> > The definition of Open Source if pretty clear.
> > http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php
> > And so is the definition of Free Software.
> > http://www.fsf.org/licensing/essays/free-sw.html
> > The version of the java platform that sun distributes is clearly
> > not-free and not-opensource. Fedora is about providing a free
> > software platform based on the above definitions.
> Note that the FSF definition of free is in contrast most other uses of
> the word. Java is 'not-free' only in that fanatical sense.
``Free software'' is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand
the concept,you should think of ``free'' as in ``free speech,'' not as
in ``free beer.''
That definition is what the Fedora Project uses. Only software that is
free in the above sense is distributed as Fedora Core. Call it
Software Livre, Libre Software or Vrije Software if that makes you
more happy. What counts is whether or not you are free to run, copy,
distribute, study, change and improve the software. That freedom means
you can adapt the software to your own needs and that freedom makes
Fedora a true community distribution.
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