User talk:Frief

From OpenStreetMap Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

category 'free software'

I guess that when you categorise pages about software that you add pages which are either 'free software' or contain non-free non-opensource software. As an example I take Ubuntu. Ubuntu includes the original linux kernel which contains non-free software/firmware inside it. For that reason a project has been started a while ago called 'Linux Libre' to provide kernels with the non-free non-opensource software removed from it. From that wikipedia page I quote "In response, the FSFLA started a project, Linux-libre, to create a completely free kernel without proprietary objects, which is used by some completely free distributions.". So then I assume that this free software category doesn't include only free software but non-free software as well. Was that your intention? Thank you for your time. logictheo 20:27, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the comment. My intent was to have a category for only free software. I would not preclude non-free non-opensource components which are running in a different domain though (like firmware that is running on a device that is attached via USB or text files that may not be changed). If the non-free non-opensource software runs on the target CPU of the distribution then Ubuntu should probably not be in this category (feel free to remove) --Frief 21:31, 2 May 2010 (UTC)