Proposal: Revision of policy surrounding 3rd party and non-free software

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Tue Jan 21 19:53:05 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 02:42:24PM -0500, Christian Schaller wrote:
> Please Matthew,
> Stop fooling around, I actually thought you had a proposal for how to do it here, but instead you where just trying to be clever about saying 'no'

I have a proposal, which is that we make it straightforward for users 
who want to be able to install non-free software to obtain that non-free 
software by going to the vendor's website. They manage to do that on 
Windows and OS X, why do we not believe they're able to do it on Linux?

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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