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About BLAG's removal from our list of endorsed distributions

by Donald Robertson Contributions Published on Jun 22, 2018 05:30 PM
The maintainers of BLAG requested that they be removed from our list of free distros, as the distribution is no longer maintained.

We recently updated our list of free GNU/Linux distributions to add a "Historical" section. BLAG Linux and GNU, based on Fedora, joined the list many years ago. But the maintainers no longer believe they can keep things running at this time. As such, they requested that they be removed from our list. The list helps users to find operating systems that come with only free software and documentation, and that do not promote any nonfree software. Being added to the list means that a distribution has gone through a rigorous screening process, and is dedicated to diligently fixing any freedom issues that may arise.

Maintaining a distribution isn't an easy task, and making sure that no nonfree software makes its way onto the operating system takes real effort. The maintainers of these distributions take on a difficult but important task of creating and maintaining a system that users can trust. For many, that effort is taken on as a volunteer, and one for which we should all be grateful.

While it is always sad to see a free distribution close up shop, we can all still be thankful for the maintainers' work over the years, and that there are still many free distributions available. Users of BLAG should consider switching to another distro on our list to ensure that the security of their system is up to date.

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