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Re: [gNewSense-users] Impressive!

From: MJ Ray
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Impressive!
Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2006 12:37:28 +0000
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"Andreas K. Foerster" <address@hidden> wrote:
> There are so many hardware databases online, please not another.
> Rather contribute to

That one is "verbatim copying" only, which is not free software.  (That 
is a recurring problem with FSF-maintained databases, sadly.)

> See also but that's not all about freedom.

Looks like mostly an index.

> Or maybe that is about free drivers, although that 
> is more OpenBSD centric.

That site has interesting background info to inform purchasing 
decisions and entered my bookmarks a while ago.

For debian, one can try and that has mixed 
modBSD and GPL copyright terms.  Some gNewSense fan could probably adapt 
and extend it for the benefit of everyone.

Hope that helps,
MJ Ray - see/vidu
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