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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] [GNU-linux-libre] programming language package

From: Felipe Sanches
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] [GNU-linux-libre] programming language package manager
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2016 19:37:40 -0300

I've been concerned for a while about this as well.
Any idea if anyone has ever tried dealing with this problem already?

On Sun, Apr 3, 2016 at 7:34 PM, Ali Abdul Ghani <> wrote:
> Most of us use Package manager to install Programs
> in fully free gnu/linux distributions all the repositorys is free software
> But wait
> this seme not tru
> A lot of programming languages have own Package Manager
> Examples of those packages managers: npm (CSS/JavaScript), Bower
> (Web), pip (Python), Ruby Gems (Ruby),
> CPAN (Perl), Cargo (Rust), ...
> These packages rely on special Repositorys
> Nearly all of those Repositorys accept non-free licenses. At least,
> most of those Repositorys show the license of the program, but it
> doesn't
> even warn you when installing a non-free package.
> and The big problem is python and Perl is part from
> fully free gnu/linux distributions
> I think this mene the distributions is not fully free gnu/linux distributions
> There are 2 solutions came in my head
> 1- remove this Package Manager from this programming languages from
> free gnu/linux distributions
> in fact If we're removing those package managers, it's going to make
> installing some software much harder.
> 2. Create a separate repository. In this case, we hnede  manpower to
> mirror all the free packages and remove only the non-free ones, else
> we will
> land in a situation similar to 1. we will also need a pretty Web
> interface in order to attract users.
> have fun and be free
> ali miracle
> --
> Emacs is the ground. We run around and act silly on top of it, and
> when we die, may our remnants grace its ongoing incrementation.

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