Would it be possible to purge and replace all GNU components from Linux and free the OS from the grasps of Stallman and his cult of freetards?
>inb4 Stallman drones get butthurt
Linux is about freedom and the ability to change any part of your OS. You have no right to complain about my question here.
>i don't know anything about software licensing or the history of gnu or the linux kernel
>Linux is about freedom and the ability to change any part of your OS.
No, that's what free software _allows_ you to do. Linux is not about this, nor is free software.
>You have no right to complain about my question here.
This has no connection to free software. Freedom 4 isn't the freedom to be immune from getting called out on stupidity.
It is possible. But it might be a lot of work if you want to replace everything by something you wrote yourself.
We don't just call it gnu/linux because of the technical contributions, but the ethical contributions as well.
Without gnu, we wouldn't have as much free software as we do today.
GNU software is actually vastly superior to other alternatives. Also the Linux kernel uses the GNU GPL license, so technically it's part of the "cult", even though it's not part of the official GNU project, its license follows the GNU project guidelines about freedom.
No. Linux targets GCC. You would have to substantially modify Linux itself in order to purge all GNU components.
>You have no right to complain about my question here.
'Course I do. You have every right to modify your system however you wish, and I have every right to call you a retard for doing it.
Without the cancer that the GNU GPL licence is we would have much more free software that is really free, as in you're free to do whatever the fuck you want with it. If that includes using it in nonfree closed source software then so be it. If you don't want people to use your code in propietary closed applications then don't distribute the source to everyone in the first place.
rms is a socialist with no fucking idea on how the real world works and is doing more harm than good to free and open source software. He just happened to get mad when someone didn't give all their work back to him just because he had done the code they modified and has been on a crusade ever since.
>Without the cancer that the GNU GPL licence is we would have much more free software that is really free, as in you're free to do whatever the fuck you want with it. If that includes using it in nonfree closed source software then so be it. If you don't want people to use your code in propietary closed applications then don't distribute the source to everyone in the first place.
>rms is a socialist with no fucking idea on how the real world works and is doing more harm than good to free and open source software. He just happened to get mad when someone didn't give all their work back to him just because he had done the code they modified and has been on a crusade ever since.
It's strange that there's more software written under the GPL than the BSD style licences, why is that anon?
Because rms has made it his mission in life to shill socialist software. And if someone dares to publish anything with a licence that isn't GPL he will remember to mention that you don't respects his retarded freedumbs.
The GPL has caused most large companies to fear open source because they've heard that open source infects their proprietary software and since rms has succeeded so well in his shilling there are a lot of nice GPL things that no one can ever use for actual work. If the open source movement had gone to permissive licences companies would be much more willing to use them. And most companies are smart and realize that if they contribute back to the open source projects they're using it's going to be much easier to maintain them and steer them to the direction they want to.
Obviously there would be bad apples trying to just rip off and profit from that but that doesn't change anything since they exist even with the GPL. The GPL won't stop a shady Indian or Chinese dev using it in their proprietary botnet software but it will stop respectable companies from using it in their software.
I think the question is fuzzy due to ignorance. You really mean is it possible to make UNIX in a way that I can do whatever I want with it. The answer is yes, and anything offered under the BSD or MIT licenses does just that.
Sony for example takes FreeBSD and modifies they hell out of it even further, and they don't have to give anything back to the community. Luckily for us hey do. Same with Netflix and Whatsapp.
The CDDL license is pretty much he chaotic good of the open source world. It forces all changes to be public. It's an Illumos thing afaik
>Would it be possible to purge and replace all GNU components from Linux and free the OS from the grasps of Stallman and his cult of freetards?
No, it would go against the GLP license which states that it always need to have the same license.
You have to write something different
Yes it's possible, look at every single succesful itteration of Linux, smart tvs, android, chrome os, all of them use Linux without gnu, your router probably does too.
You could do it in your PC too, there are distributions without GNU they often offer replacements like busybox.
Why not just use Windows or OSX? At least then you'll have more software.
If you remove every piece of GPL from Linux and somehow make a distro, the software selection will be abysmal assuming you even have enough to get something functional.
Hello samefag. I suggest you either take statistical analysis 101 or appeal to real numbers. The rate of those adopting vegan diets are on the rise. Just because you feel irritation, guilt, or whatever it may be, doesn't change the fact that the diet works for people.
I've been eating vegan my entire life. I can't help it that I'm superior than you.
I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Linux,
is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux.
Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component
of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell
utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.
Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day,
without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU
which is widely used today is often called "Linux", and many of its users are
not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project.
There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a
part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system
that allocates the machine's resources to the other programs that you run.
The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself;
it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is
normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system
is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called "Linux"
distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.
I know this is bait, but a GNU-free Linux distro does exist: http://alpinelinux.org/
Unsurprisingly, it's worthless shit. (just try reading the source code for the package manager. Don't forget to bring a noose.)
say that to my face fucker not online and see what happens
I'm interested in a distro like this, not because I hate the GPL, but just because I like the idea of a distro that doesn't contain any of the GNU project software, so that we can tell RMS to go get fucked with his "It's not Linux, it's GNU/Linux!" trash.