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bug #48269: Non-Free Software From Programming Language Package Managers

Submitter:  Jason Self <jxself>
Submitted:  Sun 19 Jun 2016 06:01:05 PM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
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Sun 19 Jun 2016 06:01:05 PM UTC, original submission:  

From a conversation on the gnu-linux-libre mailing list:


"A lot of programming languages have own Package Manager
Examples of those packages managers: npm (CSS/JavaScript), Bower
(Web), pip (Python), Ruby Gems (Ruby),
CPAN (Perl), Cargo (Rust), ..."

These things (like CPAN) would qualify as "repositories" under the Free System Distribution Guidelines. And they do not limit themselves to only including free software. Until/unless Stallman's ideas of either convincing them to only include free software or develop a free replacement come along I propose disabling such things in gNewSense.

Jason Self <jxself>
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