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Re: Firefox themes as Art files

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Firefox themes as Art files
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 01:44:06 +0200
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Giuseppe Scrivano <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
>> Do you have specific themes in mind that are non-free per the 4 software
>> freedoms and that you would like to include in spite of this?
> No, I would like to understand if they are really a problem for the free
> software or not.  If they are, then we will not accept any compromise
> and maintain a list of free ones.

I think it'd be a problem for many people.  Debian, for instance,
classifies non-4-freedom-free data as non-free (DFSG does not
distinguish between software and data, AIUI); some Debian packages
contain replacements for non-critical non-free data such as logos.

In some cases, shipping free software with non-free data is clearly an
issue, e.g., for games where the game engine without the data is
essentially worthless.

I don't consider themes to be critical for IceCat: IceCat with its
default theme is perfectly usable.  Thus, I would vote against the
inclusion of non-free themes in the IceCat tarball.  IMO, we should
encourage the production of free themes; rejecting non-free themes is
one step in that direction.


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