Whereas Debian and Fedora are very strict about not including non-free software in their distributions. For example, the
I also strongly disagree with boycotting proprietary software. This is like an ďall-or-nothingĒ attitude. Saying that all software is bad and evil the minute its developer didnít make it open-source is just plain ridiculous. Freedom should be granted to the developer to decide whether he wants to distribute his source code or not.
So it's not that there are a chosen few, but that different projects have different philosophies and goals, and are subject to different laws in different countries.
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