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Issues affecting freedoms of PureOS users.

Currently these types of freedom issues are tracked:

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Mar 15 2021

jonas.smedegaard closed T81: unp - suggests non-free packages unace unrar unarj, and treats missing tool as errors, a subtask of T225: [FREEDOM ISSUE] META - mentions FSDG-nonfree stuff, as Invalid.
Mar 15 2021, 08:53 · Freedom

Mar 8 2021

jonas.smedegaard reopened T81: unp - suggests non-free packages unace unrar unarj, and treats missing tool as errors, a subtask of T225: [FREEDOM ISSUE] META - mentions FSDG-nonfree stuff, as Open.
Mar 8 2021, 11:50 · Freedom

Feb 15 2021

jeremiah.foster added a comment to T420: [FREEDOM ISSUE] snapd - linked to external source.

I've been informed that it is at least *theoretically* possible to point snapd to a only free "store" https://forum.snapcraft.io/t/external-repositories/1760/7
This might help us not have to remove snapd and then patch and maintain all the software that depends on snap and snapd.

Feb 15 2021, 10:02 · Freedom
jonas.smedegaard closed T992: PureOS forum: the community helps users install non-free software as Invalid.

This issue is not about what is acceptable for people hired by or representing Purism to do.

Feb 15 2021, 09:55 · Freedom
francois added a comment to T992: PureOS forum: the community helps users install non-free software.

Although I agree that people at Purism shouldn't instruct how to install proprietary software, It would be difficult to forbid instructions or discussions about installing or upgrading Coreboot, which still contains blobs.

Feb 15 2021, 06:27 · Freedom

Feb 14 2021

jonas.smedegaard closed T995: firefox-esr: has freedom issues so well known that PureBrowser was introduced as Invalid.

I am unaware of any issues with Firefox ESR violating the FSF Free System Distribution Guidelines.
We are aware of a some issues that might violate FSDG, and we are examining each of those individually.

Feb 14 2021, 02:58 · Freedom
jonas.smedegaard closed T994: chromium: has freedom issues so well known that PureBrowser was introduced as Invalid.

I am unaware of any issues with Chromium violating the FSF Free System Distribution Guidelines.

Feb 14 2021, 02:53 · Freedom
jonas.smedegaard added a parent task for T995: firefox-esr: has freedom issues so well known that PureBrowser was introduced: T991: [multiple issues] Feedback on "potential freedom issues in PureOS".
Feb 14 2021, 02:39 · Freedom
jonas.smedegaard added a parent task for T994: chromium: has freedom issues so well known that PureBrowser was introduced: T991: [multiple issues] Feedback on "potential freedom issues in PureOS".
Feb 14 2021, 02:39 · Freedom
jonas.smedegaard triaged T994: chromium: has freedom issues so well known that PureBrowser was introduced as Freedom Issue priority.
Feb 14 2021, 02:39 · Freedom
jonas.smedegaard triaged T995: firefox-esr: has freedom issues so well known that PureBrowser was introduced as Freedom Issue priority.
Feb 14 2021, 02:39 · Freedom
jonas.smedegaard added a parent task for T992: PureOS forum: the community helps users install non-free software: T991: [multiple issues] Feedback on "potential freedom issues in PureOS".
Feb 14 2021, 02:12 · Freedom
jonas.smedegaard triaged T992: PureOS forum: the community helps users install non-free software as Freedom Issue priority.
Feb 14 2021, 02:10 · Freedom

Feb 12 2021

jeremiah.foster added a parent task for T420: [FREEDOM ISSUE] snapd - linked to external source: T991: [multiple issues] Feedback on "potential freedom issues in PureOS".
Feb 12 2021, 10:29 · Freedom

Sep 26 2020

jonas.smedegaard added a comment to T420: [FREEDOM ISSUE] snapd - linked to external source.

The problem tracked in this issue is that you can install non-free packages or add non-free repos - including skype and others.
Which packages can most easily be installed due to the default configuration of the tool is a subset of this general issue.

Sep 26 2020, 02:37 · Freedom
mimi89999 added a comment to T420: [FREEDOM ISSUE] snapd - linked to external source.

The problem is not that you can install non-free packages or add non-free repos. So can you in apt. The problem is that snap is using Snapcraft repository by default. Just try snap find skype, snap find clion or snap find spotify.

Sep 26 2020, 02:00 · Freedom

May 24 2020

jonas.smedegaard added a comment to T59: [FREEDOM ISSUE] geogebra.

Please note that this issue is about whether or not a package in PureOS is violating policies defined by Debian and/or FSF.

May 24 2020, 06:12 · Freedom
LInux-Fan added a comment to T59: [FREEDOM ISSUE] geogebra.

I wanted to add to this issue that Geogebra is no longer updated in Debian due to the license, cf. https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=692728. The problem is not only the documentation is licensed for non-commercial, but also the language files. As a result, it seems impossible to me to have a package with the free parts only, because such a version would not include any strings and hence be unusable?

May 24 2020, 05:37 · Freedom

May 13 2019

EchedeyLR renamed T663: [FREEDOM ISSUE] gnome-settings online accounts from [FREEDOM ISSUE] gnome-settings to [FREEDOM ISSUE] gnome-settings online accounts.
May 13 2019, 05:53 · Freedom
EchedeyLR added a subtask for T663: [FREEDOM ISSUE] gnome-settings online accounts: T771: gnome-online-accounts: whitelist providers.
May 13 2019, 05:52 · Freedom

Feb 10 2019

jonas.smedegaard removed a parent task for T695: [FREEDOM ISSUE] purism-librem-coreboot-updater: T225: [FREEDOM ISSUE] META - mentions FSDG-nonfree stuff.
Feb 10 2019, 10:10 · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
jonas.smedegaard removed a subtask for T225: [FREEDOM ISSUE] META - mentions FSDG-nonfree stuff: T695: [FREEDOM ISSUE] purism-librem-coreboot-updater.
Feb 10 2019, 10:10 · Freedom
jonas.smedegaard lowered the priority of T695: [FREEDOM ISSUE] purism-librem-coreboot-updater from 95 to Freedom Issue.
Feb 10 2019, 10:08 · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
adfeno updated the task description for T695: [FREEDOM ISSUE] purism-librem-coreboot-updater.
Feb 10 2019, 10:03 · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
adfeno added a parent task for T695: [FREEDOM ISSUE] purism-librem-coreboot-updater: T225: [FREEDOM ISSUE] META - mentions FSDG-nonfree stuff.
Feb 10 2019, 09:45 · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
adfeno added a subtask for T225: [FREEDOM ISSUE] META - mentions FSDG-nonfree stuff: T695: [FREEDOM ISSUE] purism-librem-coreboot-updater.
Feb 10 2019, 09:45 · Freedom
adfeno created T695: [FREEDOM ISSUE] purism-librem-coreboot-updater.
Feb 10 2019, 09:41 · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code

Jan 3 2019

jeremiah.foster triaged T663: [FREEDOM ISSUE] gnome-settings online accounts as Normal priority.
Jan 3 2019, 11:55 · Freedom

Jan 1 2019

mladen lowered the priority of T669: [FREEDOM ISSUE] originalpackage from 95 to Normal.
Jan 1 2019, 13:31 · Freedom

Dec 28 2018

jonas.smedegaard closed T669: [FREEDOM ISSUE] originalpackage as Invalid.
Dec 28 2018, 13:08 · Freedom
mncenter created T669: [FREEDOM ISSUE] originalpackage.
Dec 28 2018, 06:27 · Freedom

Dec 22 2018

EchedeyLR updated the task description for T663: [FREEDOM ISSUE] gnome-settings online accounts.
Dec 22 2018, 05:20 · Freedom
EchedeyLR raised the priority of T663: [FREEDOM ISSUE] gnome-settings online accounts from Freedom Issue to Needs Triage.
Dec 22 2018, 05:19 · Freedom
EchedeyLR lowered the priority of T663: [FREEDOM ISSUE] gnome-settings online accounts from 95 to Freedom Issue.
Dec 22 2018, 05:18 · Freedom
EchedeyLR created T663: [FREEDOM ISSUE] gnome-settings online accounts.
Dec 22 2018, 05:13 · Freedom

Oct 31 2018

sean.obrien raised the priority of T270: PureOS tolerates execution of nonfree Javascript in Mozilla applications from Normal to Freedom Issue.

What's the status on this? The issue of LibreJS is coming up again in general, and I will also be requesting some other addons are either default or opt-in (perhaps with a slide in the first-boot setup wizard for PureOS).

Oct 31 2018, 09:12 · Freedom

Aug 26 2018

mak closed T92: hashcat: fallback-depends on virtual package opencl-icd which covers nonfree implementations as Invalid.

Done, hashcat 4.2.1-1 is in PureOS now.

Aug 26 2018, 10:30 · Freedom

Aug 23 2018

jonas.smedegaard reopened T99: yagf - fallback-depends on nonfree cunaiform as "Open".

yagf does not fallback-depend on a non-free package, only a non-existent one.

Aug 23 2018, 04:13
jonas.smedegaard reopened T92: hashcat: fallback-depends on virtual package opencl-icd which covers nonfree implementations as "Open".

hashcat does not fallback-depend on a non-free package, only a non-existent one.

Aug 23 2018, 04:11 · Freedom
jonas.smedegaard reopened T79: [FREEDOM ISSUE] p7zip-full as "Open".

p7zip does not suggest a non-free package, only a non-existent one.

Aug 23 2018, 03:58
jonas.smedegaard reopened T80: xarchiver suggests nonfree package rar as "Open".

xarchiver does not suggest a non-free package, only a non-existent one.

Aug 23 2018, 03:53

Aug 20 2018

jonas.smedegaard placed T270: PureOS tolerates execution of nonfree Javascript in Mozilla applications up for grabs.
Aug 20 2018, 00:26 · Freedom
jonas.smedegaard placed T343: [FREEDOM ISSUE] Tor-browser addon manager is not DFSG compliant but can be disabled up for grabs.
Aug 20 2018, 00:19 · Freedom

Aug 14 2018

jonas.smedegaard added a project to T48: Fix and possibly rebrand Thunderbird: Freedom.
Aug 14 2018, 10:39 · Freedom, Restricted Project, Restricted Project

Aug 8 2018

d3vid added a comment to T420: [FREEDOM ISSUE] snapd - linked to external source.

It is a package manager. You can use it to install a .snap file (snap package) that you have downloaded by some other means, or that you have built yourself locally:

Aug 8 2018, 07:40 · Freedom
jonas.smedegaard updated subscribers of T420: [FREEDOM ISSUE] snapd - linked to external source.
Aug 8 2018, 07:24 · Freedom
jonas.smedegaard claimed T420: [FREEDOM ISSUE] snapd - linked to external source.
Aug 8 2018, 07:24 · Freedom
jonas.smedegaard added a comment to T420: [FREEDOM ISSUE] snapd - linked to external source.

What is the purpose of snapd other than to download packages from external sources?

Aug 8 2018, 07:23 · Freedom

May 15 2018

mladen lowered the priority of T420: [FREEDOM ISSUE] snapd - linked to external source from 95 to Freedom Issue.
May 15 2018, 02:10 · Freedom

May 10 2018

d3vid created T420: [FREEDOM ISSUE] snapd - linked to external source.
May 10 2018, 05:17 · Freedom