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Old 11-09-2017, 08:21 PM   #16
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I am not bothered about the HP drivers I am asking about that article. I have installed Ubuntu 18.04. So don't bother.
Sorry, I misunderstood your earlier question. Are you referring to the Christine Hall article of January 23rd, 2014? If you read until the end, she says:

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It’s true that Red Hat offers a version of the SELinux kernel, which was developed in part by the NSA, but that doesn’t mean they’re colluding with the spy agency... As far as I can tell, the company is the best of breed when it comes to big business and Linux. The company seems to be a very good open source citizen.
Or are you referring to the article that she quoted, written by Roy Schestowitz on January 17, 2014? If you read his article carefully, Dr. Schestowitz flat out says:

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Fedora is not truly binary-compatible [with RHEL] and its source code makes secrets hard to keep.
Here are a couple of articles that go into greater detail about SELinux, so you can research the facts:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security-Enhanced_Linux
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/SELinux

I understand lots of people these days are wary of government intrusions; perfectly understandable to be protective of your privacy. Fortunately, there are plenty of other Linux distributions that don't use SELinux, and even some that are completely "libre." In my opinion, the best feature of Linux is the freedom of choice.
 
Old 12-25-2017, 03:15 PM   #17
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I've reported this topic to the moderators, because I find it quite shocking that the subject doesn't end with a question mark.
 
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Old 12-25-2017, 04:17 PM   #18
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after a month you "report" it ?

as stated above
cups is open
the default ati driver is open
the default nvidia "nouveau" driver is open
all the DEFAULT codec's are open
and so on

now there are video and music codec's that are NOT free ,and you need to install them from a non usa repo

even the default java is OpenJDK and that is open

the main royal pain is installing the NON FREE closed or royalty encumbered software

DangerMouse had a great tool for that
and there used to be a link in bold yellow on EVERY fedoraforum website pointing to the guides

also THERE IS NO !!!! NO!!!! NO !!!! NSA "backdoor" in the SE linux Kernel

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Old 12-25-2017, 04:39 PM   #19
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after a month you "report" it ?
Of course, since I've been away from the forum for some time. These days, are people permitted to choose such misleading/dubious topics for their threads?
 
Old 12-26-2017, 04:13 AM   #20
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I've reported this topic to the moderators, because I find it quite shocking that the subject doesn't end with a question mark.
it does now.
thanks for pointing that out.
constantly fighting against FUD!

and john VV, there was no reason to put "report" in quotes!
 
Old 12-27-2017, 05:10 AM   #21
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In addition to reading Fedora's own project policies, you could also enlist the help of external entities, such as the FSF, and see how they comment on on the freeness of a distribution. You may be in for a surprise:

Free GNU/Linux distributions
https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html

Explaining Why We Don't Endorse Other Systems
https://www.gnu.org/distros/common-distros.html
 
  


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