There are different general directions in Linux distribution development, taking into consideration the dilemma of free vs non-free software.
* Some developers don’t bother with this dilemma at all and include useful software in their distribution.
* Others do not turn off non-free software initially, but allow users to decide themselves. They place non-free and restricted software in separate repositories.
* And another stance is taken by developers who stick to free software only. The developers from this last group sometimes even get recognition from the Free Software Foundation, who include the distribution in the list of approved ones.
Trisquel is a GNU/Linux distribution with geographical roots in Spain. The project started off as localization of Linux for the Galician language, and later became more than just a local Linux distribution.
Trisquel uses the kernel that is free from anything proprietary. This kernel is usually called “libre kernel”.
The latest version of this Linux distribution is Trisquel 5.0 Dagda, released in September 2011.
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