Re: In Linux, "freedom" means you have no freedom but to bow to Stallman.
"If you're really free, you're free to release your code as you like, and install any application you like."
True. And you are, as is Fedora. I'm unaware of anyone who was trying to forcibly prevent them from releasing a distro that's exactly as they want it to be.
However, freedom is a multi-way street. You are free to make any sort of distro you want, and others are equally free to criticize the decisions you've made.