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[gNewSense-users] How to voluntarily follow gNewSense / FSF guidelines o
[gNewSense-users] How to voluntarily follow gNewSense / FSF guidelines on my Ubuntu Apple PPC?
Sat, 30 Aug 2008 01:47:34 -0700
Thunderbird 220.127.116.11 (X11/20080724)
gNewSense has been instrumental in educating me about free vs open
software, even though I have been in the game casually since about
'95 starting with Yggdrasil. :) Thanks for the education - I
thought I knew what free meant, but found out I really didn't!
I also run Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 LTS (and Debian Etch) on my G5 iMac,
and know firsthand the difficulties of what is involved with
supporting a PPC distrubution of any sort.
Using gNewSense on my HP-Pavilion s7700n pc as a guide, I'd like to
at least _voluntarily_ follow the FSF guidelines on a personal level
and help guide friends that I have installed the ppc Ubuntu version
on by doing the following: (I could go the Gentoo route I suppose,
but would like to at least get as close as I can to FSF guidelines
with Ubuntu for my friends who are not make-install savvy. :)
* Lock out improper repositories - lock down the sources.list file etc
* Use free video drivers, lock out glx and dri. Usually not a
problem because proprietary drivers don't exist for ppc!
* Not sure about the wi-fi since I'm not doing wifi with airport
cards - I'll have to research that.
* Disabling non-free kernel modules - I could use some help here
from other Ubuntu / Debian ppc users to see how much I can get away
* Use gNewSense repos on my pc as a reference - for instance running
the Epiphany-browser instead of Firefox etc. New program? -
consult the gNewSense repos first, mailing lists, irc etc.
* I'm not sure on the freedom-status of PPC's openfirmware in forth
- another thing to check
While this might be good personally, does anyone feel that it isn't
really worth the effort if it doesn't follow the fsf guidelines 100
- [gNewSense-users] How to voluntarily follow gNewSense / FSF guidelines on my Ubuntu Apple PPC?,
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