RMS on Clover

Bentley Robinson
Bentley Robinson

What does RMS think of 4cucks clover OS? It recognises itself as a GNU+Linux distro, which is something he likes. it would be based if he hated clover OS because it's Gentoo based, which he does not approve of, it would not make sense since he approves Trisquel and yet it's based of ubuntu, which he does not approve of.

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Jaxon Bailey
Jaxon Bailey

It'd only be RMS-approved if:
- They stopped using non-free software (looking at unrar and binary blobs in linux itself)
- They started actively preventing you from installing non-free software, by removing non-free software from the repos and having you go fetch it manually from the upstream gentoo repos if you really want it. Oh, don't forget applications with plugins like firefox, which should be rebranded and not recommend shit on addons.mozilla.org (see icecat)
- They started advertising themselves as such

Honestly, just read the free software distribution guidelines. It's all there.

Jaxson Reed
Jaxson Reed

That would be a good guideline for an Ouroboros fork of Clover OS.

Brandon Morris
Brandon Morris

thanks m8

Michael Baker
Michael Baker

That's the one thing I hate about the FSF, it has to be super anal about how free as in freedom it has to be, you have clearly labeled "free" and "non-free" software that these fucking dickheads start chiming about the monkey brained users might accidentally violate their freedom somehow.

Grayson Peterson
Grayson Peterson

Why are you asking us what RMS thinks about it when you can send email to RMS?

Daniel Morris
Daniel Morris

It may not be practical to live by his rules, but without RMS's extremism I doubt we would be where we are today with free software. For channeling his kike radical tendencies into something productive, I say we grant him a waiver to avoid the gas.

Isaiah Murphy
Isaiah Murphy

Let's pretend that I hate pineapple pizza and former president Obama loves pineapple pizza. If people ask me for my recommendation about pizza toppings, I'm not going to recommend for people to listen to Obama's taste in pizza toppings - his recommendation is contrary to my own recommendation.

The matter of recommending proprietary software is a similar matter. The FSF will never recommend for users to install proprietary software; the FSF will not recommend for users to listen to software distributors who recommend to install proprietary software.

Ethan Butler
Ethan Butler

It's completely practical to live by the ideal the freedom only comes with free software. However, this is often not practical in the short term when a particular title isn't up to your personal standard at that point in time. What's practical is that in the long term, you can make your software follow you as long as you're willing to invest the development time.

Leo Walker
Leo Walker

There is a massive difference between not reccomending pineapple pizza and actively making it harder for others to get pineapple pizza.

Wyatt Wilson
Wyatt Wilson

oh shit

Christopher Williams
Christopher Williams

OuroborOS?

Caleb Brooks
Caleb Brooks

Yes, the Free Software Foundation is really anal about Free Software, who would have thought? Complaining about that is like complaining how in Church the priest never talking about how great Islam is. The FSF's goal is to promote Free Software, so pushing users towards proprietary software would be counter-productive. Distros approved by the FSF do not forbid you from installing proprietary software, they just make sure you don't install it without making a conscious effort.

Gavin Ortiz
Gavin Ortiz

Distros approved by the FSF do not forbid you from installing proprietary software, they just make sure you don't install it without making a conscious effort.
In other words, their idea of freedom is that you need to opt-out of (((reccomended settings))) to be able to do what you want.

Nathan King
Nathan King

Everyone on here is massively ignoring the fact that OP is a faggot and Jesus is mostly on Zig Forums these days.

Hunter Davis
Hunter Davis

Why would you really need to consider what RMS has to say about what you can use and what you cannot? The first step to decide what's best for you is understanding what you want and what you expect from an operating system.

If you want to double click and play AAA titles, you should probably use Windows.
If you want to work with Final Cut Pro, you should buy yourself a Mac Pro.
If you want to have a clean system and willing to step out of the comfort zone, use an operating system based on GNU/Linux, BSD or anything else that fits your use case.

etc. etc.

I do use a GNU/Linux without proprietary blobs, but I understand that every individual has different needs, some completely different than mine. Trying to force someone to install Trisquel that doesn't play well with his computer or the software he uses frequently would just scare off a potential free software user.

So therefore you should be the one to decide whether if Clover OS is adequate for your use case.

Hudson Harris
Hudson Harris

user, that's not how distro threads work.

Henry Jenkins
Henry Jenkins

It's binaries of gentoo.
the answer is another question, what does RMS think of gentoo?
Well, it's not an fsf approved distro for one, this is because they allow multiple licenses and even proprietary packages in their main ebuild repository.
Such as nvidia's own drivers and other things like jre.

So he obviously doesn't approve of it or like it in the same sense as one of the fsf approved distros.

**sage cause cuckchan distro-tier shitflinging*

Christian Ortiz
Christian Ortiz

why can't I buy pineapple pizza in a pizzeria owned by a person that hates pineapple pizza
Just go to another pizzeria. Or you could fork that dudes pizzeria and make it sell pineapple pizza.

Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams

just fork it
top freetard

Hudson Taylor
Hudson Taylor

but without RMS's extremism
This "extremism" like you call it was the standard before the printer incident (around the beginning of the 80s).
RMS made an oath to himself to never make other people victims like he was a victim himself see the book free as in freedom you get a good perspective of how these times were.
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Free_as_in_Freedom_(2002)

Oliver Jenkins
Oliver Jenkins

it was the standard
lol no. That's just another case of RMS making up lies.

Evan Cruz
Evan Cruz

proof?

Ethan Murphy
Ethan Murphy

user there's enough cross quotes to prove you wrong, between the books "free as in freedom", "Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution" and all the speeches of EsR, Torvalds, Gerald Sussman and many more, they can all tell you that companies shared the source code with the people who bought there hardware.
It's the Copyright Act of 1976 that brought dissolution to the hacker community, see chapter nine:
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Free_as_in_Freedom_(2002)/Chapter_9

Cooper Miller
Cooper Miller

a few companies threw some nerds a few scraps
I see now. The BSD cucks are right.

Isaiah Foster
Isaiah Foster

no, i want to follow my religion with guidlines

Connor Hill
Connor Hill

baiting this much

Jordan Ross
Jordan Ross

Their idea of freedom is that proprietary software can never be freedom, it is a form of subjugation where the software owner controls the users who choose to agree.

Leo Young
Leo Young

What can I say, I’m a master at baiting.

Joshua White
Joshua White

top kek

Evan Bailey
Evan Bailey

Does he not like firecucks? IMO it’s the best FOSS browser

Daniel Sanders
Daniel Sanders

bump

Aaron Foster
Aaron Foster

He doesn't like the Firefox extension store. This is because the store promotes non-free extensions. One reason why GNU Icecat exists is to change the link to the extension store to point toward the GNU approved store.

Eli Richardson
Eli Richardson

This thread was autosaged by a mod, fyi

Carter Ward
Carter Ward

why?

Elijah Anderson
Elijah Anderson

just fork it
just host your own site
just set up your own host
just create your own payment service
Is your idea of freedom "well, I did not make it technically impossible to do what you want"?
This is the classic "all disagreement is actually lack of freedom" thoughkiller.
Because of bumping samefags?

David Ramirez
David Ramirez

nigger

Chase Cook
Chase Cook

Hi bumper

Julian Fisher
Julian Fisher

It is a mistake to believe that all willing choices lead to freedom; not all choices will lead to freedom. For example, I could choose to handcuff myself to a single pole and never leave the pole or handcuffs for the rest of my life (assuming that this doesn't interfere with another person's life). My entire life will be conducted in handcuffs and next to the pole. My ability to live a life will be greatly restricted to any activity that's available next to that pole. I may have entered that situation in my right mind and with my own will but the outcome is that I would be missing out on a life where I could roam outside my own home to do things in society. I made a choice where my own freedom was greatly reduced.

Likewise, making the choice to install proprietary software is not a choice to make if you believe your freedom is highly valuable.

Michael Martin
Michael Martin

By this incredibly idiotic logic, choosing not to install facebook makes you less free because it restricts your ability to interact with other people.
Also, expressing any unpopular opinion makes you less free for a similar reason.
And ironically, not using windows reduces your freedom as it prevents you from running a lot of software.

Blake Jackson
Blake Jackson

There is a reason why making a choice to install proprietary software cannot lead to freedom. A piece of software is always controlled by somebody. If the user is forbidden to control the software, then the software is controlling the user. In order for a user to control software, 0) the user must be permitted to run the software for any purpose, 1) the user must be permitted to study the source code to the software and modify the source code, 2) the user must be permitted to share verbatim copies of the software, 3) the user must be permitted to share modified copies of the software. Users who are not permitted to do all these freedoms are being controlled by the person(s) who own the software. This all happens with the explicit consent of the user.

Freedom is not a simple matter of having more choices or having fewer choices. If I was a slave who was possessed by some slave owner and I happen to have the choice of 1000 different outfits to wear at my own pleasure, that doesn't imply that I would have more freedom when compared to living a free man in the wilderness with only one set of clothes.

Samuel Garcia
Samuel Garcia

Again, this is the same retarded rambling that is behind idiocy such as "all heterosexual intercourse is rape" and "criticizing mother Russia is unfree".

Evan Rivera
Evan Rivera

Cool non-sequiturs.

Bentley Green
Bentley Green

what

Jack Sanchez
Jack Sanchez

rms is old and he doesn't understand how everything works anymore, hope that helps op

Tyler Lee
Tyler Lee

That does actually help, thanks

John Jenkins
John Jenkins

so that's what the anchor is

Mason Diaz
Mason Diaz

RMS knows how things work and he believes that privacy and freedom are more important than shiny tech toys. That's why he's as pessimistic and as unconventional as he is.

Adam Barnes
Adam Barnes

great observation

Hudson Edwards
Hudson Edwards

no shite

Kayden Robinson
Kayden Robinson

sup

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Alexander Lewis
Alexander Lewis

I made a list of things needed for CloverOS to become FSF approved gitgud.io/cloveros/cloveros/#things-preventing-cloveros-libre-from-being-100-free-software

Aiden Clark
Aiden Clark

You can get CloverOS with linux-libre kernel and no linux-firmware here cloveros.ga/s/CloverOS_Libre-x86_64-20190209.iso

It also prevents you from installing nonfree software

Cooper Adams
Cooper Adams

Thanks bro, noice laptop m8, what model is that?

Cameron Sanchez
Cameron Sanchez

X220, got it for 60bux

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Jaxson Hughes
Jaxson Hughes

good deal, is that in euros, pounds, $ or australian dollar-y-doos?

Matthew Lee
Matthew Lee

burger bucks I assume

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Matthew Taylor

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John Turner
John Turner

Neetbux?

Cameron Brooks
Cameron Brooks

facebook
why are you here

Carson Brooks
Carson Brooks

My guess is that's a fishing scam

Christian Allen
Christian Allen

bump

Joseph Rodriguez
Joseph Rodriguez

Is it finally happening?

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Joseph Brown
Joseph Brown

EMacs

use Atom

Jason Walker
Jason Walker

who is jesus