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Re: [gNewSense-users] A Debian GNU/FreeBSD system

From: Sam Geeraerts
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] A Debian GNU/FreeBSD system
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 18:46:46 +0200
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Eric Morey schreef:
On Sat, 2009-10-24 at 09:44 +1030, Karl Goetz wrote:
FreeBSD kernel, shall we have the first 100% free GNU/FreeBSD
I am just my guess true?
Not from Debian you won't, because you'll still have all the usual
issues the FSF have with Debian.

I thought that the only thing that made Debian non-free by FSF
definition is that they use the Linux kernel including binary blobs.
Therefor replacing the Linux kernel with FreeBSD's kernel would result
in a free system that the FSF would not recommend since the system would
still recommend non-free software be installed. Other than the kernel
are there non-free parts in Debian by FSF's definition?

Metad's blacklist [1] can give you some idea.

By the way, the default FreeBSD kernel is not without problems [2], although Debian's version is probably blob-free now.

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