How to handle non-free parts of a free software project

drago01 drago01 at
Tue Nov 12 09:25:16 UTC 2013

On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 10:16 AM, Manuel Faux <manuel.faux at> wrote:

> I little bit more feedback would be welcome.
> You don't agree to give the option to manually download the file at all,
> or don't you agree with NOT packing the file to /usr/lib/jvm/...?
> By not giving the option to manually link to the file we will loose the
> functionality to create Java Web Start war files at all. Also other
> packages require the user to get some non-free files for some specific
> non-crucial functionality.

Can't you place it somewhere in the users home directory? ~/.netbeans/xyz ?
That's how other packages handle that (eclipse plugins, firefox plugins etc).

> Just pretend to "downvote" something without any comment does not help
> anyone at all.

Indeed "+1" and "-1" mails are just spam.

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