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Although I think this is a very admirable goal, and something that would
be great, I would have to point out that many many desktop users would not
find this worthwhile as the nvidia kernel drivers are NOT OSS. :) Just a
minor point I thought worth mentioning
On Thu, 24 Apr 2003, Thomas de Grenier de Latour wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Apr 2003 14:14:07 -0400 (EDT)
> Todd Berman <tberman@...> wrote:
> > Honestly, giving the mplayer peoples preoccupation with the legality
> > of what they are doing, if they are providing the downloading, I have
> > no doubt it is completely legal.
> I have no doubt neither. The point is not legality but more a matter of
> personal choice. What I propose with this USE flag is a way to avoid
> ebuilds for free softwares to hardly depend on non-free software, in
> order to allow people who want it to build a 100% free system.
> But the problem is that it would be a lot of work: we should determine
> what are the free and the non-free licenses used in Gentoo (there are
> currently 208 license in portage!), to list free packages currently
> depending on non-free packages (this is the easiest part, doable with a
> few scripts), and to modify their ebuilds (doable by hand for a fews
> tens ebuilds, but not hundreds. And I have no idea of how many such
> ebuilds we would find).
> Thomas de Grenier de Latour.
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