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Re: Regarding freedom issues

From: Dimakakos Dimos
Subject: Re: Regarding freedom issues
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 12:50:05 +0200

swedebugia <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi.
> I had the idea of integrating guix more with GNU when it comes to packages 
> with freedom issues.
> 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)))
> This makes it clear to the user that they can scratch the itch and fix the 
> problems by contacting upstream, fork or whatever or choose a better 
> alternative. 
> What do you think?
> -- 
> Sent from my k-9 mail for Android.

I like this as well. We could then make lists of alternatives, so they
could be resusable in similar contexts.

The thing is this seems quite a bit of work, but I think it's in the
right direction. Maybe reuse some catalogs of "non-freedom respecting"
software is doable.

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