[Mageia-dev] Non-free firmwares in installer

Buchan Milne bgmilne at staff.telkomsa.net
Thu Mar 24 12:25:05 CET 2011

On Thursday, 24 March 2011 13:03:08 Wolfgang Bornath wrote:
> 2011/3/24 Romain d'Alverny <rdalverny at gmail.com>:
> > Well, that's precisely debatable (and why I'll try to setup a relevant
> > survey through marcom). The ISO can be seen as a static commodity
> > storage; that it holds core and nonfree makes no such difference as
> > that those two media are available from the network without
> > discrimination.
> > 
> > So yes, the ISO in itself would not be free anymore; but as long as
> > the install process does not pick into the nonfree media unless the
> > user asks to, what does it make an issue (not that I have no idea
> > about that, just that I'd like to see it expressed again from a
> > different POV of mine - and that will help for the survey definition
> > too).
> In the public appearance this would make a difference. As soon as
> there is non-free contents on the ISO it is a non-free ISO. That we
> provide non-free on the mirrors doesn't make Mageia a non-free distro,
> only what we offer as "products".

According to which definition/guidelines?

According to FSF, we are probably currently non-free.


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