Author: Leah Rowe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:55:13 +0100
add Gentoo to the list of recommended distros
1 file changed, 29 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/docs/distros/index.html b/docs/distros/index.html
@@ -23,7 +23,12 @@
Note: we are not the Free Software Foundation. The recommendations here
- consist of both FSF-endorsed and non-FSF-endorsed distros.
+ consist of both FSF-endorsed and non-FSF-endorsed distros. Some of these
+ distrubions wrongly call the whole system <em>Linux</em>. Despite libreboot's
+ <a href="../gnu/">stance against the GNU project</a>, we still agree
+ with the free software philosophy and we still want you to call the
+ whole system <em>GNU/Linux</em>, since this is the technically correct
+ name for the system.
<a href="../gnulinux/grub_boot_installer.html">How to install GNU/Linux on a libreboot system</a>
@@ -62,6 +67,29 @@
<a href="https://www.devuan.org/">Visit the Devuan website</a>
+ Gentoo is a bleeding edge <em>source based</em> distribution.
+ It provides only source code in its repositories, and the <em>emerge</em>
+ package manager automatically compiles the source code for you
+ along with all dependencies, when installing packages. This makes
+ the distribution extremely configurable. It's common in Gentoo
+ to see 10, 20 or even 30 versions of the same package, with different
+ patches, and you can mix and match.
+ Gentoo provides non-free software by default, but you can configure
+ the package manager when installing it, so that it doesn't let
+ you install non-free software. This way, you will end up with a
+ completely free system.
+ Modify your make.conf with the relevant license groups. See:
+ <a href="https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/License_Groups#Metasets">https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/License_Groups#Metasets</a>
+ <a href="https://gentoo.org/">https://gentoo.org/</a>
Fully free bleeding edge distribution, based on the <em>Arch</em> distribution.