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Not even the most stringent FSF adherent would claim that.

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on June 17, 2008 11:18 PM
There's no problem with Free and non-Free software residing on the same media. Even to be in RMS' tongue-in-cheek "Church of Emacs", you just have to refrain from installing or running any non-free software on your machines. You don't have to tie heretics to a stake with CAT5 cable and burn them with a pile of flaming Windows CDs.

Less facetiously, any one who objects to non-free bits residing in the same installer ISO would object to them being any official Ubuntu distribution at all. It is like that in Debian - the main Debian archive is free software by any reasonable definition, but Debian also provides non-free packages (really "almost free" would be a more appropriate term). RMS objects to Debian because it manages the non-free archive on its servers, not because of any quibbles with the contents of the main (Free) archive.


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