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Description

Code downloads nonfree code.

FSF guidelines for systems forbids to "steer users towards obtaining any nonfree information for practical use, or encourage them to do so [and should not] refer to third-party repositories that are not committed to only including free software; even if they only have free software today, that may not be true tomorrow."

Recent Activity

Aug 20 2018

jonas.smedegaard placed T305: Purebrowser: Addons screen links to upstream-distributed addons up for grabs.
Aug 20 2018, 7:29 AM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code, Restricted Project
jonas.smedegaard placed T299: Purebrowser promotes upstream-distributed addons up for grabs.
Aug 20 2018, 7:19 AM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code, Restricted Project

Aug 14 2018

jonas.smedegaard merged task T532: purebrowser: Home screen advertises Firefox brand with links to Mozilla addons service into T306: The Start page refers to the Purebrowser as "Firefox".
Aug 14 2018, 5:55 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code

Aug 9 2018

mak closed T348: torbrowser-launcher - downloads code outside the control of PureOS as "Resolved".
Will remove the following packages from landing:
Aug 9 2018, 4:05 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code

Aug 8 2018

mak added a comment to T348: torbrowser-launcher - downloads code outside the control of PureOS.

Since this was just mentioned again, I need feedback here... Go, or no go?
/me is for dropping it (at least temporarily).

Aug 8 2018, 5:49 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
jonas.smedegaard added a parent task for T532: purebrowser: Home screen advertises Firefox brand with links to Mozilla addons service: T536: purebrowser - references "Firefox" and "Mozilla" leading to confusion.
Aug 8 2018, 3:24 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
jonas.smedegaard added a comment to T532: purebrowser: Home screen advertises Firefox brand with links to Mozilla addons service.

This issue is solved since release 52.9.0esr-1pureos3, uploaded to landing today July 8th.

Aug 8 2018, 10:43 AM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code

Aug 7 2018

jonas.smedegaard removed a parent task for T532: purebrowser: Home screen advertises Firefox brand with links to Mozilla addons service: T268: purebrowser leaks data to third-parties.
Aug 7 2018, 12:46 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
jonas.smedegaard added a comment to T299: Purebrowser promotes upstream-distributed addons.

This T299 is now a meta-issue tracking the various ways that Mozilla addons service is getting promoted, and the main issue of the integrated addons support using Mozilla by default is now tracked at T305.

Aug 7 2018, 12:43 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code, Restricted Project
jonas.smedegaard renamed T305: Purebrowser: Addons screen links to upstream-distributed addons from "Create separate Trisquel-style add-ons webpage" to "Purebrowser: Addons screen links to upstream-distributed addons".
Aug 7 2018, 12:41 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code, Restricted Project
jonas.smedegaard renamed T299: Purebrowser promotes upstream-distributed addons from "Purebrowser 52.5.0esr-1pureos2 recommends non-free add-ons" to "Purebrowser promotes upstream-distributed addons".
Aug 7 2018, 12:32 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code, Restricted Project
jonas.smedegaard added a parent task for T299: Purebrowser promotes upstream-distributed addons: T268: purebrowser leaks data to third-parties.
Aug 7 2018, 12:23 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code, Restricted Project
jonas.smedegaard added a parent task for T532: purebrowser: Home screen advertises Firefox brand with links to Mozilla addons service: T268: purebrowser leaks data to third-parties.
Aug 7 2018, 12:06 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
jonas.smedegaard edited projects for T532: purebrowser: Home screen advertises Firefox brand with links to Mozilla addons service, added: Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code; removed Freedom-harm: downloads nonfree code.
Aug 7 2018, 12:06 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
jonas.smedegaard added a comment to T299: Purebrowser promotes upstream-distributed addons.

@d3vid The promotion of Mozilla addons service via Home screen is now tracked in separate issue T532.

Aug 7 2018, 12:01 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code, Restricted Project
jonas.smedegaard added a subtask for T299: Purebrowser promotes upstream-distributed addons: T532: purebrowser: Home screen advertises Firefox brand with links to Mozilla addons service.
Aug 7 2018, 11:59 AM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code, Restricted Project
jonas.smedegaard added a comment to T299: Purebrowser promotes upstream-distributed addons.

@james.rufer yes, I did not mean to imply that this issue is not still open (the status in this very issue tracker is "open"). I only meant to ensure that if you had some additional information, that I then did in fact understand what that was.

Aug 7 2018, 9:31 AM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code, Restricted Project

Jul 25 2018

d3vid added a comment to T299: Purebrowser promotes upstream-distributed addons.

Tested PureBrowser 52.9.0 with a fresh profile per https://tracker.pureos.net/T524

Jul 25 2018, 10:24 AM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code, Restricted Project

Apr 27 2018

james.rufer added a comment to T299: Purebrowser promotes upstream-distributed addons.

If you go to the hamburger menu and then add ons, you'll see the attached picture. In the past this was directed to a FSF add on page. After loading up the most recent build on a test machine without Firefox installed, the normal Firefox add-ons page is shown within PureBrowser. So the original issue remains despite my being incorrect as to the cause.

Apr 27 2018, 1:22 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code, Restricted Project

Apr 20 2018

jonas.smedegaard added a comment to T299: Purebrowser promotes upstream-distributed addons.

What URL(s) are you talking about?

Apr 20 2018, 1:05 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code, Restricted Project
james.rufer added a comment to T299: Purebrowser promotes upstream-distributed addons.

If Firefox is also installed on the system, the PureBrowser FSF add-ons pages becomes the normal Firefox add-ons page instead.

Apr 20 2018, 12:54 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code, Restricted Project

Apr 18 2018

jonas.smedegaard added a subtask for T299: Purebrowser promotes upstream-distributed addons: T305: Purebrowser: Addons screen links to upstream-distributed addons.
Apr 18 2018, 7:18 AM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code, Restricted Project

Apr 12 2018

jonas.smedegaard added a comment to T384: cargo - downloads potentially nonfree code.

This issue is about following requirements defined by the GNU DFSG. Bug description is now updated to include relevant quotes from GNU FSDG.

Apr 12 2018, 2:40 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
jonas.smedegaard edited the description of T384: cargo - downloads potentially nonfree code.
Apr 12 2018, 2:27 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
jonas.smedegaard edited the description of T383: npm - downloads potentially nonfree code.
Apr 12 2018, 2:26 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code

Apr 10 2018

mak added a comment to T384: cargo - downloads potentially nonfree code.

Also, every one of these package managers will not download non-free stuff behind the user's back. Like APT itself or a webbrowser, it will download things only if the users has directly requested that.

Apr 10 2018, 5:11 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
mak added a comment to T384: cargo - downloads potentially nonfree code.

This is impossible, as pretty much all of GNOME, systemd, Xorg depends on Meson, and no Rust code can be built without cargo properly at the moment.

Apr 10 2018, 5:10 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
mak updated subscribers of T348: torbrowser-launcher - downloads code outside the control of PureOS.

@jonas.smedegaard We deliberately added TorBrowser this way when creating PureOS back in the day. I never liked this at all, so personally I would like to remove the package, but I am not sure if we should do that, because the decision to have it that way was done on purpose.
@zlatan.todoric should the Tor Browser package be dropped from PureOS?

Apr 10 2018, 4:25 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
jonas.smedegaard reassigned T348: torbrowser-launcher - downloads code outside the control of PureOS from jonas.smedegaard to mak.

Please drop our fork of torbrowser-launcher: It violates GNU FSDG in that we lack control over what code ends on our users' systems.

Apr 10 2018, 3:11 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
jonas.smedegaard created T384: cargo - downloads potentially nonfree code.
Apr 10 2018, 3:04 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
jonas.smedegaard created T383: npm - downloads potentially nonfree code.
Apr 10 2018, 2:49 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code

Mar 7 2018

mak closed T278: carton - depends on cpanm which downloads potentially nonfree code as "Resolved".
Mar 7 2018, 12:29 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
mak closed T277: cpanm - downloads potentially nonfree code as "Resolved".
Checking reverse dependencies...
# Broken Build-Depends:
pinto: cpanminus (>= 1.6916)

Dropping pinto as well.

Mar 7 2018, 12:29 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
mak closed T278: carton - depends on cpanm which downloads potentially nonfree code, a subtask of T277: cpanm - downloads potentially nonfree code, as "Resolved".
Mar 7 2018, 12:29 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code

Mar 5 2018

d3vid added a comment to T348: torbrowser-launcher - downloads code outside the control of PureOS.

Ok, I see what you mean!

Mar 5 2018, 11:29 AM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code

Mar 1 2018

jonas.smedegaard added a comment to T348: torbrowser-launcher - downloads code outside the control of PureOS.

We might get assurance from Tor Project. That does not, however, change the fact that we rely on a third-party for governing our rules, which I find problematic.

Mar 1 2018, 12:59 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
jonas.smedegaard added a comment to T348: torbrowser-launcher - downloads code outside the control of PureOS.

Indeed I confused the terms. Thanks for spotting - corrected now.

Mar 1 2018, 12:55 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
jonas.smedegaard edited the description of T348: torbrowser-launcher - downloads code outside the control of PureOS.
Mar 1 2018, 12:54 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
jonas.smedegaard renamed T348: torbrowser-launcher - downloads code outside the control of PureOS from "torbrowser-bundle - downloads code outside the control of PureOS" to "torbrowser-launcher - downloads code outside the control of PureOS".
Mar 1 2018, 12:54 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
d3vid added a comment to T348: torbrowser-launcher - downloads code outside the control of PureOS.

Or can we get some kind of assurance from the Tor Project about the continued freedom of the Browser Bundle?

Mar 1 2018, 11:55 AM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
d3vid added a comment to T348: torbrowser-launcher - downloads code outside the control of PureOS.

I think you mean "torbrowser-launcher" above?

Mar 1 2018, 11:54 AM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
jonas.smedegaard added a comment to T348: torbrowser-launcher - downloads code outside the control of PureOS.

I suspect the Debian-but-released-only-in-contrib package was done that way due to the slow release cycle of Debian and the need for potentially quick update of the code. If that is the case, then a solution (other than simply giving up and kicking out torbrowser-bundle from PureOS) would be to replace with new package torbrowser - which could be maintained in Debian but there flagged as unreleasable similar to how other fast-moving code like Bitcoin is handled.

Mar 1 2018, 11:44 AM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
jonas.smedegaard created T348: torbrowser-launcher - downloads code outside the control of PureOS.
Mar 1 2018, 11:42 AM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code

Jan 21 2018

jonas.smedegaard added a project to T299: Purebrowser promotes upstream-distributed addons: Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code.
Jan 21 2018, 11:46 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code, Restricted Project

Dec 23 2017

rurban added a comment to T277: cpanm - downloads potentially nonfree code.

pip already came up with a decision. see the link above.

Dec 23 2017, 10:23 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
rurban added a comment to T277: cpanm - downloads potentially nonfree code.

Again I see that you are not able to read.

Dec 23 2017, 10:06 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
jonas.smedegaard added a comment to T277: cpanm - downloads potentially nonfree code.

You continue to discuss matters I have explicitly told you is outside the scope of this issue.

Dec 23 2017, 9:58 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
rurban added a comment to T277: cpanm - downloads potentially nonfree code.

I guess you are not able to read.
Every single native packager for any single scripting language or other package system does allow installation of nonfree packages according to your terms, and would be thus as such banned from PureOS. Many of them already agreed to add a license meta field to their databases. So they are not hostile. You are the one who started the hostility against them.

Dec 23 2017, 9:54 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
jonas.smedegaard added a comment to T277: cpanm - downloads potentially nonfree code.

I agree with you that (the the best of my knowledge) cpanm has no way of knowing the licensing of a CPAN module, and therefore cannot be instructed (by default or patched specifically for PureOS) to consider only modules that fits the licensing regime imposed on PureOS. This is the reason I see no other solution than to avoid cpanm in PureOS.

Dec 23 2017, 9:49 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code
jonas.smedegaard added a comment to T277: cpanm - downloads potentially nonfree code.

Uhm, it seems you are reading something between the lines here that I did not write.

Dec 23 2017, 9:39 PM · Freedom-harm: downloads potentially nonfree code