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Help GNU/Linux distributions be committed to freedom

by Georgia Young Contributions Published on Jan 13, 2017 05:22 PM
Projects like those on the FSF Licensing and Compliance Lab's list of free distros are dedicated to distributing a complete GNU/Linux operating system that contains only free software.

Projects like those on the FSF Licensing and Compliance Lab's list of free distros are dedicated to distributing a complete GNU/Linux operating system that contains only free software. They are high-quality distributions that create a complete free operating system without any binary-only blobs or package trees that contain proprietary software.

Ways to help.

  • Explore the list of free GNU/Linux distributions, try one out, and contribute to the project if you're a developer. To learn more about what makes for a free GNU/Linux distribution, see our Guidelines for Free System Distributions.
  • You can also help by working to move other popular distributions that don't currently meet the criteria toward being fully free, by identifying existing efforts within the developer community to remove proprietary software, and providing encouragement or contributions, or by making a list of all the proprietary elements in the operating system and using it to rally developers to replace them.
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