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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] [PATCH] gnu: Add ungoogled-chromium.

From: Adonay Felipe Nogueira
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] [PATCH] gnu: Add ungoogled-chromium.
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:47:57 -0200
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Em 16/02/2019 12:18, Julie Marchant escreveu:
> libre? The only argument I've seen on the matter is the way copyright
> works, but Chromium is under the Modified BSD License according to
> documentation I was able to find. If some files are not actually covered

For what is worth, what I learned with projects that don't follow the
Open Source Definition (I know that I shouldn't support this term here,
but I had to mention it) is that they mask their non-compliance behind a
license. Of course we don't intend to foster open source here, as this
project, having the goal to provide a package manager that is under the
GNU project, also aims to create a system distribution that follows the
GNU FSDG and uses such package manager

If the norm would be to only check the licenses, then we would have for
example, taken ages to figure out that the kernel source files from
upstream of GNU Linux-libre was/is non-free.

Having a requirement for a package to be first throughly reviewed
eliminates some of the possibility of having non-free functional data or
non-distributable non-functional data. It's not a perfect protection
(since the package in review might have implemented things from other
works that one of the reviewers might not be aware of).

As I said in a message to these mailing lists, I already started
reviewing Chromium, although this project is big and I might not have
the time nor all the skills to do it alone. Since today, I moved the
review, which was available at [1], to the appropriate Review namespace
at [2].


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