[FREEDOM ISSUE] chromium
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Description

Package: chromium chromium-driver chromium-l10n chromium-lwn4chrome chromium-shell
Tag: [uses-nonfree]
Reference: http://libreplanet.org/wiki/List_of_software_that_does_not_respect_the_Free_System_Distribution_Guidelines#chromium-browser
Short description: (1) Copyright or license of some code is unclear; (2) Links to proprietary plugins
Proposed solution: drop
Replacement: Iridium Browser as possible replacement (https://iridiumbrowser.de)
Notes:

@mak how do you feel about this one. I don't feel easy to take and patch but maybe some users want chromium thus we would need to package iridium which again is not something I feel happy about it. I think dropping it will not create big issue in archive as chromium is pretty much self-contained but again, I am wondering how users would feel about it (or should we take it as granted that purebrowser is awesome and there is still epiphany, midori etc)?

mak lowered the priority of this task from "95" to "Freedom Issue".Aug 19 2017, 5:10 AM
zlatan.todoric reassigned this task from hema.prathaban to mak.EditedMar 25 2018, 9:44 AM
zlatan.todoric added a subscriber: hema.prathaban.

@mak remove and block from re-entering the chromium package from archive as GNU-libre ML is pointing this out.

mak closed this task as "Resolved".Apr 5 2018, 10:27 PM

@zlatan.todoric LibreOffice build-depends on chromium, so this will be quite annoying.
Package is removed from PureOS now, but we will need to find a solution for LO...

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