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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] PureOS added to endorsed distro list - what about

From: Henry Jensen
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] PureOS added to endorsed distro list - what about the kernel?
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 23:13:30 +0100

Hi Zlatan,

Am Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:41:01 +0100
schrieb Zlatan Todoric <address@hidden>:

> I will not read into thread but I can also add this: Debian kernel
> itself doesn't contain non-free firmware at all (they are separate
> packages in non-free repo that we sync too). Debian does allow if
> something wants to find firmware and it has non-free repo enabled,
> that it can be installed. This gets to bottom part...

This is well-known. However, it has been suggested on this list that
the act of requesting non-free firmware is something not wanted in a
free distribution, since it can lead users to install those non-free
firmware files, even if the distro itself does not provide them.

As Jason Self mentioned in his answer, the use of the Debian kernel by
PureOS should be considered a (freedom) bug.



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