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Author: Rick Moen
To: devuan-dev
Subject: Re: [devuan-dev] Free software question
Quoting golinux@??? (golinux@???):

> Below is the response that I sent yesterday. Sorry no mention of
> derivatives. Would have if your suggestion had come sooner:
> Thank you for using Devuan and caring enough to offer a suggestion
> that might help us. Sadly, Devuan provides non-free firmware if
> needed so is not eligible to be on the FSF list. There has been
> discussion of providing a libre version that would be acceptable to
> the FSF but no one has stepped up to do that yet.

Judging from Debian's experience, FSF also requires that distro installers
not even offer optional access to non-free package repos. (Merely
defaulting to no such access is insufficient.)

That's why this conversation was a non-starter.