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Re: [gNewSense-users] What part of Debian is nonfree?

From: Eric Morey
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] What part of Debian is nonfree?
Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 10:51:46 -0400

On Sun, 2011-05-08 at 15:24 +1000, Karl Goetz wrote:
> On Sat, 07 May 2011 14:11:32 -0500
> Quiliro Ordóñez <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Thank you Michal and Michael.
> > 
> > So this means Debian has still many packages that are nonfree besides 
> > the kernel that now is 100% free?
> The kernel no longer carries non-free firmware, but still does its
> loads per normal. aiui this means it can't e considered equivalent to
> linux-libre as it advertises proprietary software.
> kk

It seems to me that Debian is getting quite close to the case of
OpenBSD, in which the default system install is free but recommends or
provides instruction on installing non-free software. FSF does not
recommend installing OpenBSD for this reason.

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