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Will Fedora ever be 100% libre software?

asked 2014-03-30 21:43:45 -0600

alfC gravatar image

I notice that the Fedora site, uses the words Freedom and Open source.

However, Is Fedora going to ever be "100% libre software" , in the GNU sense, like Trisquel http://trisquel.info/ or very few others are?

What currently makes Fedora not qualify as 100% libre? Kernel issues? drivers? bundled software?

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answered 2014-03-30 21:48:37 -0600

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Please read https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Forbidden_items?rd=ForbiddenItems

Binary firmware, which is necessary is the only non free component allowed in Fedora. We do not include non-free drivers or any non free software at all. Please read the legal page for more information. They're provided by RPMFusion if possible.

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Binary firmware is necessary to what? Use common hardware? (as for example Trisquel --always in my experience-- has problems with video cards and wireless cards). Are there plans to replace Binary Firmware in the long term? or after all is it all up to hardware vendors?

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2014-03-30 23:42:42 -0600 )edit

It's up to hardware vendors as far as I know. The links have more information.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-03-30 23:44:05 -0600 )edit

Another reason for "100%" as a target are possible bundled libraries which slip through the package review process ...

marcindulak gravatar imagemarcindulak ( 2014-04-03 06:56:22 -0600 )edit

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