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[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:

Event Timeline

mladen created this task.May 8 2017, 06:25
mladen updated the task description. (Show Details)May 12 2017, 14:37
mladen updated the task description. (Show Details)May 12 2017, 15:04
mladen updated the task description. (Show Details)May 12 2017, 15:29

@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 18 2017, 22:10
zlatan.todoric reassigned this task from hema.prathaban to mak.EditedMar 25 2018, 02:44
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, 15:27

@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...

jonas.smedegaard reopened this task as Open.Jul 2 2019, 05:43
jonas.smedegaard added a subscriber: jonas.smedegaard.

@mak Please stop block chromium - it does not contain non-free code and is no longer unclear about licensing.

EchedeyLR added a subscriber: EchedeyLR.EditedJul 2 2019, 09:45

If I remember, Chromium is not packaged on Trisquel due to more problems but I am not sure.

mak added a comment.Jul 2 2019, 09:51

@mak Please stop block chromium - it does not contain non-free code and is no longer unclear about licensing.

Done. This will make our users very happy! :-)

EchedeyLR added a comment.EditedJul 2 2019, 10:11

I think there is still a similar problem with Chromium like https://tracker.pureos.net/T663 due to Google dependence/promotion.

@EchedeyLR Thanks for investigating. Please however report any concrete findings as separate issues.

Also see https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Review:Chromium-REV-ID-1 or https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Talk:Chromium (the first link might be moved to the last one). Iridium Browser suffers from the same issues (this is described in the references). Also as described there, none of the lists is exhaustive, as we/volunteers from FSD lack some contributors specific for this issue.

EchedeyLR added a comment.EditedAug 12 2019, 17:44

@mak Please stop block chromium - it does not contain non-free code and is no longer unclear about licensing.

@jonas.smedegaard Could you send me your sources to understand?