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

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Tue Jan 21 20:54:41 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 03:42:37PM -0500, Christian Schaller wrote:
> What I forgot to mention in my other email was that I did in fact file a bug report and the pdf issue is now fixed upstream. And once she had a chance
> to test the fix my mom is eager to switch back to Evince since it is better integrated with the desktop.
> And the important part here is that we will still defaulting to Nouveau, so unless Nouveau falls short people are not 
> going to install the non-free driver. But we can not tell a user: Hey don't worry if Nouveau doesn't contain the features you need yet,
> you just need to hang in there for a couple of more years and things should be fine!

How do users benefit if we make it easy for them to install a video 
driver that will break every time we update the kernel?

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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