Re: [DRAFT] resolving DFSG violations
On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 06:54:32PM +0200, Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt wrote:
> From what I can gather from your mails, it seems to me that you would
> prefer to distribute a completely free operating system now, even if this
> means that quite a few users will switch to something different. Yes,
> this description is biased and I know it, but I don't claim to be
Actually, I think you made an accurate judgement. But I find it incomplete;
I'd like to add that I don't see anything wrong with taking Debian + non-free
bits and using the project's resources (backed by SC #5) to release an installer
that uses that. The only caveat is that it should be made clear the result is
not "Debian" (because of SC #1).
I think that'd be a really good solution. Debian users could continue using a
100% free system, and those who don't mind the blobs could use that alternative.
It's actually a very similar approach to what Ubuntu did with Gobuntu, but in
The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and
how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."