[Fsf-Debian] Hi :-) ... and vrms ?

Bryan Quigley gquigs at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 20:06:57 UTC 2012

Obviously it is failing to be a perfect copy Virtual RMS, considering he
would certainly consider emacs documentation free.   Although in it's own
description, it does own that fact:

"In some cases, the opinions of Richard M. Stallman and the Debian project
have diverged since this program was originally written.  In such cases,
program follows the Debian Free Software Guidelines."

I find it to be oddly useful.  How much am I respecting my own freedom to
tinker with every part of my computer's software.  As long as nonfree and
contrib exist, I feel like it serves a purpose in Debian.  In downstream
distros,  it provides a check on how much proprietary software they are
pushing their users to.


On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 11:33 AM, Kim Tucker <kctucker at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> This is just a short note to let you know I have joined the list.
> I am just curious to know how things are going.
> Would it make sense to try to harmonise vrms with Guidelines for Free
> System Distributions?
> http://www.gnu.org/distros/free-system-distribution-guidelines.html
> Currently vrms fails:
> http://libreplanet.org/wiki/List_of_software_that_does_not_respect_the_Free_System_Distribution_Guidelines#vrms
> A comprehensive tool to check for non-free software in a Debian-based
> system and recommend alternatives would be really useful.
> Thanks
> Kim
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