Subject: Re: Towards an FSB customer bill-of-rights (Re: RH in the news)
From: Nick Jennings <nick@namodn.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 13:25:10 -0800

On Mon, Feb 18, 2002 at 03:38:09PM +0000, Simon Cozens wrote:
> Tom Lord:
> > There's a marketing line for Free Software that goes something like:
> > 	"Free Software protects and empowers customers by giving
> > 	 them access to the source and the freedom not to rely on
> > 	 a single vendor for support."
> 
> > 	1. By default, customers should receive complete source to
> >            everything.
> > 	2. It should be possible to rebuild, test, and install the
> > 	   entire system from that source with fewer than 10 commands
> > 	   and only slightly more difficult to include bootstrapping a
> > 	   fresh compiler for that build.
> > 	3. It should be possible to rebuild, test, and install each
> > 	   subsystem with fewer than 10 commands where the granularity
> > 	   of "subsystem" operates at multiple scales (e.g., all of
> > 	   user space, all of "/sbin", the program "ls").
> > etc.
> 
> In other words, Linux should be BSD.

 I don't know, I think Debian, Sourcerer GNU/Linux (SGL), or of course
 an LFS system come pretty close to all these requirements. 

-- 
  Nick Jennings