[Fsf-Debian] few arguments to FSF

Andrew Roffey andrew.roffey at connect.qut.edu.au
Fri Aug 10 05:12:34 UTC 2012

Dmitry Smirnov wrote:
>  * Censoring information is not Debian's job. We can be considered neutral in 
> regards to non-free software when we inform about it but leave decision to 
> user. Particularly in installer the dialog about availability of non-free 
> network driver is significant for project's survival because without it user 
> would have to retreat to less free operating systems which would be a 
> disservice to our users - a something we can easily consider to be harmful to 
> the project. We're still committed to protect freedoms when we can.

Not providing nonfree software in Debian would not be censoring it. As 
you showed with your printer example, you downloaded your driver from 
the HP website.


More information about the Fsf-collab-discuss mailing list