Perception of Free/Libre Software

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| In my recent public speeches I focused on one value of Free Software:
| business ethics within digital society. In short, my argument is that since
| the society has changed to an economy of information, those that write
| software have the power to control information and therefore control society.
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http://maffulli.net/2007/11/09/perce...ibre-software/

Gobuntu isn't necessarily the way to go.

What makes Gobuntu different from gNewSense

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| On the negative side, Gobuntu uses, like every other official derivative of
| Ubuntu, the Launchpad platform. This web application is released under a
| proprietary license. Promoting Free Software in such circumstances looks
| hypocritical. In his defense, Mark Shuttleworth is aware of this paradox.
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http://blue-gnu.biz/content/what_mak...rent_gnewsense


Related:

Gobuntu: A Truly Free Linux Distro or a Free Drivers Experiment?

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| "It has nothing whatsoever to do with Freedom," argues one of Gobuntu’s
| contributors.

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osr...le.php/3710061


Willing to buy a high-end, free-software-only laptop?

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| To that end I’d like to build up a list of people who are interested in this
| idea, and would potentially buy a high-powered laptop if it were guaranteed
| to work completely with free software drivers and OpenBIOS. *
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http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/131


Gobuntu is… go

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| Thanks to Colin and Evan’s efforts we now have daily images of a
| freedom-focused flavour of Ubuntu, “Gobuntu”.
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http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/130


Ubuntu's Gibbon gets free

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| Ubuntu's October release code-named "Gutsy Gibbon" will be available
| in a new, free flavour, its founder Mark Shuttleworth said today.
|
| [...]
|
| In an e-mail to Ubuntu developers, Shuttleworth said: "work will be done in
| collaboration with the folks behind gNewsense". gNewsense is a Linux
| distribution backed by the Free Software Foundation that removes all
| non-free material from Ubuntu.
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http://www.builderau.com.au/news/soa...9274828,00.htm


gNewSense KDE 1.1 Screenshots 1024x768px

http://shots.linuxquestions.org/?lin...se%20KDE%201.1


Press Release 20070122 - gNewSense 1.1 Released

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| I am pleased to announce the 1.1 release of the gNewSense
| distribution and tools.
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http://www.gnewsense.org/Main/PressRelease20070122


gNewSense KDE 1.1 Screenshots 1024x768px

http://shots.linuxquestions.org/?lin...se%20KDE%201.1


GNewSense 1.0 Screenshot Walkthrough

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| The Free Software Foundation has announced the inaugural stable
| release of gNewSense, an Ubuntu-based distribution, modified to
| include Free Software only...
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http://www.thecodingstudio.com/opens...nux/?q=node/26


gNewSense joins list of FSF-approved distros

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| However, gNewSense is also an important step toward its long-range
| goal of persuading manufacturers to produce computers that run
| completely free software, from the operating system and drivers
| down to the BIOS. Buoyed by both the release of gNewSense and the
| plans to use the LinuxBIOS in the One Laptop Per Child project,
| Brown says, "We believe we're getting there slowly but surely.
| We're getting to the point where maybe in 12 months we're going
| to have those computers."
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http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=06/11/08/193238


From freedom to slavery; a week of two distros

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| While gNewSense enjoys its initial introduction as a fully free as in
| freedom distribution, it seems at the same time an existing GNU/Linux
| distribution has turned to slavery. Excuse me a moment, while I remove
| the metaphorical knife from my back before continuing. Never before
| has the contrast between software freedom and intellectual slavery
| been more clear thanks to the proud efforts of gNewSense, and the
| craven ones of Novell.
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http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/node/1851