Posted Feb 1, 2007 10:20 UTC (Thu) by tajyrink
In reply to: gNewSpeak
Parent article: gNewSense makes sense
Agreeing with Alex. It's better to start pure and know what you're adding than to start with a "messed up" distribution (like SUSE before becoming openSUSE) without knowing which parts are free and which are not.
That said, I'm still using Ubuntu with the "restricted" component disabled (never used multiverse), I think it's quite good enough at the moment especially since I know I'm not using those closed firmware (some of which are in the main kernel package instead of the restricted component's packages) or anything in the kernel.
One problem gNewSense should issue is to separate non-free code and code that might be encumbered in some parts of the world. I don't think gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse installs anything but free/libre code, and actually only just one mp3 decoder afaik, so maybe there's an error in the article? And yes I don't understand why an "ugly-multiverse" package is in universe in 6.06 LTS and multiverse in 6.10, it might be a mistake on Ubuntu's side. There's also the plain "ugly" package in universe, which depend on some free mpeg2 decoders and such. Confusing... but anyway, I wish the best to gNewSense and hope it keeps Ubuntu awake.
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