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Re: Regarding freedom issues

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: Regarding freedom issues
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 13:32:26 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 1.0; emacs 26.1

swedebugia <address@hidden> writes:
> The idea is to add to guix a way to inform the user that the package
> they just searched for is not included in guix because of freedom
> issues.
> The idea is that when we refuse a package to be included we add it
> with a short reason to this list.
> Something like this
> (issues
>   (package odoo
>   (reason "trapping users by withholding update scripts, see 
>   (alternatives '(dolibarr tryton smbledger ledger hledger gnucash)))

I don’t think it’s a good idea to clutter Guix with packages that we
won’t add.  There’s already a lot in Guix to provide free software
packages; I don’t think we should add “negative packages”.

That’s out of scope for Guix and could be handled by some other GNU
resource instead.


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