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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] [Trisquel-devel] FSDG question: extension of bleac

From: Luke Shumaker
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] [Trisquel-devel] FSDG question: extension of bleachbit patch for Trisquel
Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2017 22:58:32 -0500
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On Tue, 26 Dec 2017 21:21:56 -0500,
bill-auger wrote:
> regarding my suggestion to change the labels in the GUI to not mention
> the brand names of the programs that created them - i should have
> qualified that with: "if the FSDG requires any changes to this program"
> - but i am not convinced that any changes are required
> the only reason i suggest that may be the appropriate action is because
> of the issue with the debian kernel that has halted the evaluation of
> connochaetos - namely that the kernel logs by name any blobs that it
> attempts to load but finds missing - as i understand it is related to
> the bug in linux-libre that prevents it from loading any unknown modules
> and the FSF and linux-libre really would like to see that log message
> changed to read like: "failed to load *NON-FREE-BLOB*" - it is not clear
> from the FSDG itself if that intention is primarily to avoid the
> mentioning of the non-free module by name or merely because the message
> looks like an error, suggesting that the module should have been present

From my understanding, the intention is that it looks like an error
message suggesting that the module should have been present.  Even if
it looks less like an error, and is more matter-of-factly "such and
such functionality is disabled because nonfree.bin could not be
loaded"; reading between the lines, that sounds a lot like "install
nonfree.bin for that functionality".

Happy hacking,
~ Luke Shumaker

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