BLAG Linux and GNU

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BLAG
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Developer Brixton Linux Action Group
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current[1]
Initial release 2002; 14 years ago (2002)
Latest release 140000 / 2011-05-04
Latest preview 240000
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux-libre)
Userland GNU
Default user interface GNOME (will switch to MATE upon release of BLAG 240000)
License Exclusively free licenses per GNU Free System Distribution Guidelines (GNU FSDG)[2]
Official website www.blagblagblag.org

BLAG Linux and GNU is a Linux distribution made by the Brixton Linux Action Group.[3]

BLAG is a single-CD distro with applications desktop users "expect" from a desktop including multimedia, graphics, desktop internet applications and more. BLAG also includes a collection of server packages. BLAG is based on Fedora plus updates, adds apps from Dag, Dries, Freshrpms, NewRPMS, and includes custom packages.[4][5]

BLAG is one of the few operating systems listed as a completely free software distribution by the Free Software Foundation.[6]

History[edit]

The first public release of BLAG was 22 October 2002. The latest stable release, BLAG 140k, is based on Fedora 14, and was released on 4 May 2011. In October 2014 Blag 200000 was released in alpha form.[7]

As of May 2016 Distrowatch still listed BLAG as "active", although the developer roadmap was a blank page.[8] [9] Planning for BLAG 240000 had commenced in January 2016.[10]

The script used in BLAG for cleaning the kernel from non-free blobs shipped in it by default was used as a base for the Linux-libre set of scripts.[11]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "develop blag". Blagblagblag.org. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  2. ^ "List of Free GNU/Linux Distributions - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation". Gnu.org. 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  3. ^ "Fedora-based single-CD distro goes gold". DesktopLinux.com eWeek. Ziff Davis Enterprise Holdings Inc. 2006-07-14. Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  4. ^ Magic Banan (2008-05-26). "Interview with Jeff Moe: BLAG, linux-libre and More". Archived from the original on 27 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  5. ^ "BLAG updates its Fedora-based distro". Ziff Davis Enterprise Holdings Inc. 2006-10-05. Archived from the original on 5 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  6. ^ "Free GNU/Linux distributions". Free Software Foundation, Inc. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  7. ^ DistroWatch. "Development Release: BLAG Linux And GNU 200000 Alpha (DistroWatch.com News)". distrowatch.com. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  8. ^ DistroWatch. "DistroWatch.com: BLAG Linux And GNU". distrowatch.com. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  9. ^ BLAG. "BLAG Roadmap". Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "BLAG". blagblagblag.org. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  11. ^ Bruce Byfield (2008-08-01). "Linux-libre project meets rocky reception". Linux.com. SourceForge, Inc. 

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