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Re: [gNewSense-users] More on the mp3 issue

From: fchoong
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] More on the mp3 issue
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 16:20:56 +0900 (JST)
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People who would want to use Gnewsense will value freedom much more than
convenience. So you will have to go all the way. No mp3, firefox, etc.
Stay conservative as in: When in doubt, do not include.

David Fu
firecat server-side javascript webserver

> <quote who="Brian Kemp" date="Mon, Dec 11, 2006 at 08:55:26AM -0500">
>> I think we cannot include it. I assume the Ubuntu folk came to this
>> very same conclusion for the very same reasons.
> In fact, MP3s are not included in Ubuntu -- much to the annoyance of
> many new Ubuntu users. They are in multiverse which is not created by or
> maintained by anyone at Canonical.
> Ubuntu seems to be taking a weird middle ground, the way they/we do with
> most of multiverse: it's not really part of Ubuntu and we're not
> responsible for it, but it's in a place where you can very easily get
> it.
> I think this is a product of exactly the situation you describe: it's
> not *really* OK but if you look the other way and don't charge money,
> you'll probably be left alone.
> Since Gnewsense is trying to take the moral high ground on all these
> issues, there's really no way that MP3 can be included IMHO.
> Regards,
> Mako
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> Benjamin Mako Hill
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> far as society is free to use the results. --RMS
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