Ubuntu isn't in the FSF list

Asked by Marwen Doukh on 2015-01-03

I checked this list :
https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html
but I didn't found ubuntu in it !
The cause is that Ubuntu don't follow the guidlines of the FSF

So , why you don't follow these guidlines :

https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-system-distribution-guidelines.html

So that ubuntu becames a really free software (without backdoors,respect the privacy ...)

Thanks

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kravich64 (kravich64) said : #1

But there are Trisquel in FSF list, which is Ubuntu-based distro made to follow FSF guidelines. Go and try to use it =)

Marwen Doukh (marwen-doukh) said : #2

My query is , why not ubuntu it self will be in the FSF list ?

kravich64 (kravich64) said : #3

The answer is that it will be almost useless being 100% FSF compatible.

There are many related questions. Some of them:
1. The views of FSF on software are very idealistic. Are they 100% right?
2. Whether proprietary software is the greatest evil?

My opinion is that both proprietary-only and free software-only worlds are dystopian. The real benefit is in competition between this two models.

Ubuntu is the distro that takes the best from these two worlds. And thanks to RMS for the ability to choose.

Marwen Doukh (marwen-doukh) said : #4

Do you think that non-free softwares can't spies on us (with backdoors ...) ?

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