Interview with Brian Brazil and Paul O'Malley of gNewSense
Irish Free Software developers Brian Brazil and Paul O'Malley have developed a new distribution, appropriately named gNewSense. Made with the philosophy of Debian and the structure of Ubuntu, it aims to be the freest distribution out there. It's so 'free', that it earned an official endorsement from the Free Software Foundation. Linux Online is grateful to Messrs. Brazil and O'Malley for taking time out of their busy schedules to answer a few questions about their project.
Michael Jordan, Linux Online:
Was the endorsement by the FSF something you were working on with them or did this come as a pleasant surprise?
Brian Brazil / Paul O'Malley:
We did not approach them, they approached us, when they did we were excited about working with them. It was very pleasant as we had not got great hosting in terms of bandwidth as we had turned to bit torrent to do the distribution initially.
Has Richard Stallman personally given his approval to the distribution?