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Author: golinux@devuan.org
To: devuan-dev
Subject: [devuan-dev] Free software question
Someone posted the email copied below to the freedom.devuan.org mailbox.
I hoping that someone on this list could pen an answer and post here for
me to reply or directly if you have access there. I really don't want
to say something that's not quite right especially since FSF is
tangentially involved. Thanks.



As far as I know you're all about freedom, and I hereby would like to
encourage you to apply to be added to the list of free distros on
gnu.org. Maybe the application process is too time consuming or you have
other reasons but I think by being on the list you would reach a larger

Kind regards,


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject:     [gnu.org #1390340] Devuan GNU+Linux
Date:     Mon, 10 Jun 2019 16:36:28 -0400
 From:     Donald R Robertson III via RT <licensing@???>
Reply-To:     licensing@???
To:     portoterhoeve@???

On Fri Jun 07 05:18:12 2019, portoterhoeve@??? wrote:
> Hello,
> Personally I use Devuan <https://devuan.org/> and was wondering why
> it's
> not on the list of free GNU/Linux distributions
> <https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html>?
> I'm looking forward to your reply.
> Kind regards,
> Porto

Thanks for checking in on this. If you take a look at the 'See something
we missed?' section on the free distros page, you can get a bit of an
idea about the process for a distro to be added. But in short, they have
to apply. If you think they might qualify, encourage the maintainers of
Devuan to follow the instructions on
<https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html>. Thanks again for
checking in, and I hope this helps.


Donald R. Robertson, III, J.D.
Licensing & Compliance Manager
Free Software Foundation
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Boston, MA 02110, USA
Phone +1-617-542-5942 Fax +1-617-542-2652 ex. 56