GNUine Advantage project
This is just an idea. You may have seen me talking recently about my distro shuffles and being kind of unsatisfied with the existing choices of distributions and even mentioning the desire to at some point start my own distro because of this, but starting my own distro is not an option right now, due to lack of resources, time constraints etc.
However, one idea which I've had even before could still be doable. It might not scratch anyone's itch in particular but mine, maybe, but I guess it doesn't hurt saying it anyway. Of all distros I've tried so far, Ubuntu still comes closest to what I want. Fedora Core would probably be second best, but I've just experienced yum and damn.. it's just too slow.
So the idea is to create a script, or even a set of scripts that can be applied to Ubuntu edgy in order to customize it. The customizations made would largely include removing all proprietary software that was installed by default after edgy, installing replacements (if any), and maybe some additional cool tools. The thing could merely be a bash script.
After it's done you'd ideally be left with a fully Free Software system and possibly some other customizations. I know this doesn't really fit everyone's idea of "advantage" (removing some proprietary things I mean), but those among us who do strive to keep out any proprietary software might see it as a good thing. And its name would be a nice pun on Windows Genuine Advantage.
Anyway, any thoughts?