June 18th, 2008

We’ll be able to install Ubuntu with Freedomware only!

With no need to download a fully free fork, like gNewSense or Gobuntu.

I am really glad to know that, and hope it will also work with Kubuntu.


  1. Ben Webb on 18 Jun 2008 at 8:36 pm #

    That option was available in hardy. However, AFAICT, it is free only by debian standards. That is , I think it installs only stuff in main and universe (thus avoiding obviously propreitary drivers) but still contains disputed stuff like firmware and glx.

  2. Gustavo on 18 Jun 2008 at 11:51 pm #

    I didn’t know about it, perhaps it was not available in Kubuntu :-S

  3. libervisco on 19 Jun 2008 at 5:55 pm #

    That’s indeed good news. I also didn’t notice the option in hardy, but technically if it’s only about limiting the repositories to main and universe you could’ve done that even before hardy by simply opting not to enable any other repositories aside from main and universe.

    But there was also some mention before that universe contains certain non-free bits too.

    About the disputed stuff like firmware and glx, those are usually gray areas (which is probably why they’re “disputed”) and glx is an especially sensitive issue..

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