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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] How do you handle references to non-free software

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] How do you handle references to non-free software in public forums?
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2011 12:52:47 +1000

On Thu, 7 Jul 2011 20:23:50 +0200
Henry Jensen <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hello Sam,
> On Wed, 06 Jul 2011 20:51:50 +0200
> Sam Geeraerts <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > Non-free software "should be discouraged if someone brings them
> > > up." All right, but in case of many new users or a high-traffic
> > > forum a small team wouldn't be able to discourage every reference
> > > to non-free software because of their limited resources.
> > 
> > In case of many new users I would first of all get suspicious. It
> > means you either excel at marketing (in which case you're welcome
> > to do the same trick for gNewSense ;) ) or you suck at it and
> > nobody knows that the distro is supposed to be fully free.

> But: I regularly read the suggestion "use non-free" at Debian help
> forums. How can I respond to the same suggestion from arbitrary users
> posting at the forum?

If they want the GCC man pages 'use non-free' is perfectly valid advice
on a debian system ...


Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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