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Linux Distribution: Source Mage
Url: http://www.sourcemage.org

 
Source Mage is a source-based GNU/Linux distribution based on a sorcerous metaphor of "casting" and "dispelling" packages, which we refer to as "spells".

About Source Mage
In the beginning there was Sorcerer GNU/Linux, a GNU/Linux distro created by Kyle Sallee that used a unique GPLed package management system named Sorcery. And it was good.

Unfortunately, due to several issues, Sorcerer was forked into Lunar Penguin (now Lunar Linux), and Kyle took the original Sorcerer offline with no explanation. Thanks to the freedom granted by the GPL, we continued the Sorcerer distro from assembled backups, etc.

A month later, as Sorcerer was starting to regain lost ground, Kyle relaunched his version of Sorcerer under a non-forking (thus non-free) license he calls the SPL. We renamed our distro Source Mage after a vote, out of respect for Kyle's wishes.

Development now continues on 3 seperate distros with three distinct goals.

- Lunar-Linux aims to produce a stable, solid, source-based distro using well tested software versions.
- Sorcerer's aims are unclear at this time, but apparently will create a non-free source-based Linux distro to suit Kyle's vision.
- Source Mage is working to continue rapid development of the sorcery tools and create a 100% free source-based GNU/Linux distro that allows users the maximum amount of freedom and choice possible.

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