Is Ubuntu commited to free software?

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Thu Jun 10 17:27:38 UTC 2010

"Remco" <remco47 at> wrote:

>On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 18:53, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at> wrote:
>> Once again:  those are bugs.  Let's just focus on solving the problem in the existing kernel instead of adding another one.
>> It's more difficult to segregate the non-free material so it can be provided via the restricted repository for those that want it than it is just to rip it all out,  but that's the way to support both freedom of software and freedom of choice.
>Agreed. My lingering question is, does this bug actually exist? I was
>under the impression that all the non-free parts were already removed
>when the "free-only" option was selected.
That is the intent. It wouldn't surprise me to find out the current situation is imperfect and could be improved. I'm not qualified to say.

Scott K

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