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Re: [gNewSense-users] Suggestion

From: Graziano
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Suggestion
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 11:58:21 +0000
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On Wed, 16 Jun 2010 12:12:19 +0100, Paul O'Malley <address@hidden>
> On 16/06/10 10:04, Manolinux wrote:
>>>> so... it seems that debian policies consider having unmodifiable
>>>> sections in GFDL a more serious issue for freedom than having
>>>> software in their repos or binary blobs in the linux kernel...
>> Sorry to annoy you with an old topic, but I just learned that debian
>> mantains binary blobs in a separate package in the non-free repo
>> (meaning they do not consider it to be more serious than the
>> invariable sections), and I thought it would be fair to state it here.
>> Regards,
>> Mu.
> Perhaps it would be worth someone's time to compare the Linux-libre 
> effect and the debian kernel as it stands, I think there will be a gap 
> in favour of LL
> Regards
> Paul

Mu, linux-libre removes also obfuscated code and code-not-in-source-form,
that debian consider as free software.

There was a good example of this in a debian bug report by Robert Millan

Graziano Sorbaioli -

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