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Re: ungoogled-chromium

From: Julien Lepiller
Subject: Re: ungoogled-chromium
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2019 21:59:28 +0200
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Le 20 avril 2019 20:12:33 GMT+02:00, Mason Hock <address@hidden> a écrit :
>Thanks Ricardo,
>> This topic has been discussed multiple times on this list and the GNU
>> list for libre systems, so yes, we are aware of licensing issues in
>> Chromium itself, and remaining issues in ungoogled chromium were
>> investigated as well.
>Sorry for not fully doing my homework. I did not find anything on this
>list except for this message,[1] but after searching gnu-linux-libre I
>do see and have now read several threads including this one.[2] I have
>also taken a look at Guix's package source for ungoogled-chromium, and
>think everything seems clear now, but if you don't mind I'd appreciate
>clarification on one point:
>Guix's package source contains what appears to me to be a whitelist of
>"preserved-third-party-files", each labeled with a known free license,
>implying that all other upstream third-party files, including any
>problematic ones, are excluded. If I'm understanding this correctly,
>does this mean that ungoogled-chromium *as packaged by Guix* is
>completely free, but that this should not be taken to mean that
>is necessarily completely free?
>Thanks. I understand if you are weary of this topic, and I hope you
>don't mind providing this one clarification.

You're absolutely right. To the best of our knowledge, ungoogled-chromium as 
packaged in guix is completely free, while we know upstream has freedom issues. 
Of course if you find that we were mistaken, we will take any step necessary to 
correct that mistake :)

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