BLAG Linux and GNU
|Company / developer||Brixton Linux Action Group|
|Source model||Free and open source software|
|Latest stable release||140k / 2011-05-04|
|Kernel type||Monolithic (Linux kernel)|
|License||Free software licences|
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.
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.
BLAG is one of the few operating systems listed as free software Linux distributions at Project GNU's links page. Richard Stallman mentioned BLAG, GNU and Ututo when asked which distro he recommended during his speech at Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2005. He used Ututo at one point and uses gNewSense as of 2010.
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- 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.
- "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.
- "Guidelines for Free System Distributions" (in en). Free Software Foundation, Inc. 2008-08-06. Archived from the original on 29 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
- "Links to Other Free Software Sites" (in en). Free Software Foundation, Inc. 2008-07-22. Archived from the original on 29 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
- Joshua David Williams, HardwareLogic.com (2007-05-28). "HL Interviews Dr. Richard Stallman". Hosted on the Wayback machine.
- An interview with Richard Stallman : The Setup
- Bruce Byfield (2008-08-01). "Linux-libre project meets rocky reception". Linux.com. SourceForge, Inc.