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Re: [debian-vrms] Bug#221807: "please take this into consideration"

From: David Diaz
Subject: Re: [debian-vrms] Bug#221807: "please take this into consideration"
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 19:38:07 +0200
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> > Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
> >> I find it funny that Debian's "vrms" lists emacs21-common-non-dfsg
> >> ("vrms" is the "Virtual RMS" which lists the non-free packages installed
> >> on your system).  At least if they want to keep the "GFDL is not free"
> >> principle, they should either rename vrms, or fix it to abide by
> >> Richard's own principles.

Bdale Garbee wrote:
> Or, perhaps, offer a command line switch for choosing which of two rule
> sets definining freedom to apply?

I personally think too if the package name is "Virtual RMS" it should abide 
the RMS principles, just to avoid confusion to the package's users.

Another option could be rename the package to something like "check 
installation freedom" and allow choosing the freedom 'mode'.  However I like 
have a 'virtual' RMS.  Maybe the best option is to fix the vrms to abide the 
RMS principles, and add other virtual-whatever-package if you want. Note the 
comment in the vrms description package:

  "Future versions of vrms will include an option to also display text
   from the public writings of RMS and others that explain why use of
   each of the installed non-free packages might cause moral issues
   for some in the Free Software community."

Bug report at: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=221807


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