Is Ubuntu commited to free software?

Remco remco47 at
Thu Jun 10 17:24:57 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 19:10, 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.

Debian, for example, separates the firmware into a free and a non-free variant:

Ubuntu does not use those package names. Where did the firmware end up
in Ubuntu?


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