[Arm-netbook] Debian GNU/Linux, nonfree software, and FSF's free distros list

Elena ``of Valhalla'' valhalla-l at trueelena.org
Sun Oct 16 09:09:51 BST 2016

On 2016-10-15 at 18:06:52 -0500, J.B. Nicholson wrote:
> Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:
> > You can install an entirely free system with no non-free components.
> > 
> > You can also install Debian without taking account of any recommends.
> But the recommends and suggests fields are still listing nonfree software,
> which was the FSF's issue. Not accepting the suggestions or recommendations
> doesn't address the issue the FSF raised in Sullivan's DebConf talk.

Suggests, yes, but Recommends to software in non-free shouldn't be there
as they are forbidden by the policy


If you find one, please file a bug so that it can be removed (either
because the Recommends wasn't really supposed to be there, or by moving
the package to contrib, if it really needs non-free software to work)

Elena ``of Valhalla''
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