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Re: Gentoo GNU/Linux and non-free packages

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: Gentoo GNU/Linux and non-free packages
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 08:35:49 +0100
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     Indeed, Gentoo also ships non-free packages and has no simple
>     switch to tell the package manager to never install non-free
>     packages.  But at least when installing a package, you can easily
>     get a list of it and its dependencies including the licenses.
> This enables you to achieve, with a lot of effort,
> what free distros do automatically.

Please have a look at Jonas' and Ulrich's messages [1].  I wasn't aware
of the new Gentoo mechanism of accepting only free licenses.  With that,
you can have a completely free system with no effort.

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