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GNU is Not Unix

+ - glibc - finally it's Free software->

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WebMink
WebMink writes "Despite the fervour of some, the dark secret of every GNU/Linux distribution is that, until August 18 this year, it depended on software that was under a non-Free license — incompatible with the Open Source Definition and non-Free according to Debian and the FSF. A long tale of tenacity and software archeology has finally led to that software appearing under the 3-clause BSD — ironically at the behest of an Oracle VP. The result is that glibc, portmap and NFS are no longer tainted. Free at last! Free at last!"
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glibc - finally it's Free software

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