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Re: [gNewSense-users] RFC Firefox Free Software

From: Andrew Wigglesworth
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] RFC Firefox Free Software
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 22:46:15 +0000
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On Tuesday 14 November 2006 22:28, Atanu Datta wrote:
> > But there are some real free software issues about Firefox.  The biggest
> > one is that it is set up to offer downloads of non-free plug-ins from
> > Mozilla's own site.
> > - ----
> >
> > What do we want to do about this?
> RMS expressed the same opinion in the TLLTS podcast. Why dont we have
> Epiphany install by default like Debian and FF available in the repo for
> anyone who wants it?


This is the acid test isn't it?  If Firefox is not free, then we must not 
distribute it.  Full stop; and that means the repositories.

100% free means just that, throw that principle out now and it means that 
Brian Brazil's and Paul O'Malley's work was for nothing.


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