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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] dyne:bolic 3.0 beta1 - comments welcome!

From: Sam Geeraerts
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] dyne:bolic 3.0 beta1 - comments welcome!
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 20:59:33 +0200
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Jose E. Marchesi wrote:
    Our script [1] for the Debian based gNewSense version may be of
    interest. It comes down to creating a full mirror and then deleting
    all blacklisted packages.

Would be very good to summarize all the existing solutions for scanning
non-free software, and then to try to build a common database.

You mean like page on LibrePlanet with links to every script/tool and a short summary of how it works (like I did above)?

It looks like this is one of those cases where the same work is
repeated again and again and again...

It's true that we (well, I at least) should look more at what's going on in other (free) distros [1]. On the other hand, various distros use different package formats and package/repo tools, so (as Karl already said) a one size fits all (or even some) solution is hard. Perhaps the AppStream project [2] (e.g. debtags and Xapian indexing) and distromatch [3] can make it easier to work together in this area. I haven't looked at them in much detail yet.

[1] I'll use the old "lack of time" excuse in my defence.

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