patching out non-free code offers in codeina
March 15, 2008
I wanted to respond to this comment by Brian Pepple. Everyone on the board has gotten uncomfortable with the idea that inclusion of the default set of items in codeina means we are encouraging the sale and use of closed source software.
We think codeina is very useful. As long as it is distributing only open source software then it is fine. It has not been doing that and we are all worried and concerned about it. We discussed it and decided an easy solution was to patch out the closed-source items that are advertised/offered in the xml file that ships with codeina.
I cannot think of a tenet more central to fedora than ONLY AND ALWAYS FREE SOFTWARE. I think the decision of the board is consistent with that tenet.