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Re: Non-free RFCs in stretch

On Mon, Mar 06, 2017 at 05:58:02PM +0100, Philip Hands wrote:
> I presume this issue arises because people (myself included) dislike the
> fact that in order to install some RFCs and/or GNU documentation one has
> to flick a switch that also opens the door to some thoroughly
> proprietary software.
On most machines you already need that switch for the microcode updates

> Of course there are several lines that could be drawn in a variety of
> places, but it might be nice to have the ability to only enable some
> subset(s) of non-free in one's sources.list (without having to specify a
> lot of fragile pinning)
Yeah, this idea is mentioned from time to time.

> I suppose it might be possible that we (as a project) could agree to
> some of these subsets being easier and/or harder to enable, and thus
> allow the FSF to feel more cheerful about the way we look at the world.
I don't know why we should care about the FSF's opinion though.


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