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Re: [gNewSense-users] Debian User. Is there a need to move to gNS?

From: Guy Johnston
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Debian User. Is there a need to move to gNS?
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 20:25:24 +0000
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Raghu Kodali wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-02-11 at 18:11 +0100, Max Moritz Sievers wrote:
>> Am Sonntag, 11. Februar 2007 17:52 schrieb Raghu Kodali:
>>>    I am a Debian Etch user. I have only main in my sources.list & I did
>>> not install anything from contrib etc.
>> Me, too.
>>> Is there any compelling reason why I should be shifting to gNS?
>> The Linux-packages in Debian GNU/Linux contain software which can't be under 
>> the GNU GPL.
> Like what?  I thought that if I dont use anything from contrib & use
> only main, I am safe from non free software. 
> The software might not be under GPL but anything approved by FSF as a
> free license.
> --Raghu
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As far as I know, the Linux kernel in Debain contains binary-only
firmware, and in gNewSense it doesn't, as any of it which is in Ubuntu
has been taken out.

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