WebMink writes "Despite the fervour of some, the dark secret of every GNU/Linux distribution is that, until August 18 this year, it depended on software that was under a non-Free license — incompatible with the Open Source Definition and non-Free according to Debian and the FSF. A long tale of tenacity and software archeology has finally led to that software appearing under the 3-clause BSD — ironically at the behest of an Oracle VP. The result is that glibc, portmap and NFS are no longer tainted. Free at last! Free at last!" Link to Original Source
Mathemeticians stand on each other's shoulders while computer scientists
stand on each other's toes.
-- Richard Hamming