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

From: Brett Gilio
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] [PATCH] gnu: Add ungoogled-chromium.
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 14:01:07 -0600
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Adonay Felipe Nogueira writes:

> 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].
> [1]
> [2]

Adonay, thank you for taking the initiative here! I think this is a
needed step forward.

Brett Gilio

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