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Re: more nonfree stuff

From: Alexander Sack
Subject: Re: more nonfree stuff
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2006 11:55:43 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Fri, Dec 08, 2006 at 08:56:43PM +0100, Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 08, 2006 at 08:34:38PM +0100, Giuseppe Scrivano <address@hidden> 
> wrote:
> > Probably we should use only the remove script instead of put new files on 
> > the
> > CVS repository, I think it will be a lot easier to be maintained.  What do 
> > you
> > think about it?
> I think at least some should be fixed in-tree rather than with
> remove.nonfree, because things like the bugreport I quoted should be
> fixed in a way that Mozilla would apply it to its tree.

Yes, it would be best if mozilla would fix this for us. However, imo
its better for us to have an intermediate (though dirty) solution NOW
than to have no solution at all ... Maintaining remove.nonfree and
maybe another one called 'rebrand.sh <VendorName> <ProductName>'
(where the sed commands I introduced would belong) is an efficient way
to do that as well as a good reference for future discussion with

Note, I consider it good news that mozilla appears to be willing to
work on non-free mess in their sources [1]  - in the long
run. However, this is going to take time. So lets just give them the
time they need to chew on this instead of demanding something (Toby
Smithe: to be honest, they just don't owe anything to us). Once
mozilla asks for help, provide them with what they need (e.g. a list
of non-free files, places where branding is still hard-coded, bugzilla
references, etc.).

[1] - 

 - Alexander

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