This week at LWN: openSUSE and the distribution of proprietary software

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Oct 15, 2008 9:37 PM EDT; By Jonathan Corbet
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Every Linux distributor must find its own peace when it comes to the issue of proprietary software. Some distributors will avoid anything non-free to the point of tearing firmware out of the kernel. Others, like Fedora or Debian, will not include any non-free code. Distributors like Ubuntu are rather more willing to facilitate the use of non-free software, but even they are, perhaps, not 100% comfortable with it. And distributions like Xandros positively embrace proprietary code.

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