[Freedom-misc] btrvrms -- a better vrms

onpon4 at riseup.net onpon4 at riseup.net
Sat Oct 27 06:32:24 CEST 2018


vrms just checks whether any given package is in a repo section named  
"non-free", "contrib", "restricted", or "multiverse". Any distro that doesn't  
neatly categorize software in this way, properly (i.e. a deblobbed kernel and  
not shoving proprietary software into "main"), is not going to work with  
vrms. So anyone who would trust it for any system other than Debian fails to  
understand what vrms does.

It's not currently possible to automatically check the license of programs.  
To do so would require a very sophisticated A.I. which is able to read and  
fully understand English, as well as do the necessary trawls through code to  
find license indicators.


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