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Software should be considered non-free until proven otherwise - the burdon of proof should be on the developers to prove their code is 100% freely distributable.
 
Software should be considered non-free until proven otherwise - the burdon of proof should be on the developers to prove their code is 100% freely distributable.
  
Chromium-based browsers[1]
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==Chromium-based browsers and software==
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See also [1].
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* [[Chromium]] itself. See [[Talk:Chromium]] page for instructions on how to contribute to ongoing evaluation.
 
* [[Chromium]] itself. See [[Talk:Chromium]] page for instructions on how to contribute to ongoing evaluation.
 
* [[Iridium Browser]] (based on the Chromium code base)
 
* [[Iridium Browser]] (based on the Chromium code base)
 
* [[Ungoogled-Chromium]]
 
* [[Ungoogled-Chromium]]
  
Discourse:
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Electron[2]
* [[Discourse]] itself. The current page revision is old and the evaluation needs to take into account the JavaScript trap and LibreJS compatibility. Ssee [[Talk:Discourse]] page for instructions on how to contribute to ongoing evaluation.
 
 
 
Electron[1]
 
 
* The [[Electron]] web framework itself
 
* The [[Electron]] web framework itself
* [[libchromiumcontent]], a build prerequisite of Electron (see also [[Talk:Libchromiumcontent]])
 
 
* [[Atom]]
 
* [[Atom]]
* [[Etcher]] -- Added to the [[Free Software Directory:Free software replacements|Free software replacements]] pages.
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* [[Etcher]]
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* [[Jami]]
 
* [[Riot.im]]
 
* [[Riot.im]]
* [[Visual Studio Code]]
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* [[Visual Studio Code]] - Note: Visual Studio Code binaries are [https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Talk:Visual_Studio_Code not free software], but the source is licensed under the Expat license.
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* [[Wire]]
  
 
Qt WebEngine[1][2]
 
Qt WebEngine[1][2]
 
* The [[Qt WebEngine]] library itself
 
* The [[Qt WebEngine]] library itself
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* [[Falkon]]
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* [[KDevelop]]
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* [[Konqueror]]
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* [[Nextcloud]] (specifically nextcloud-client)
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* [[Qtcreator]]
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* [[Quassel]]
 
* [[QupZilla]]
 
* [[QupZilla]]
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* [[QuteBrowser]]
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* [[SuperCollider]]
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* Many others ....
  
 
# https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/directory-discuss/2017-12/msg00008.html
 
# https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/directory-discuss/2017-12/msg00008.html
 
# https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/libreplanet-discuss/2017-01/msg00001.html
 
# https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/libreplanet-discuss/2017-01/msg00001.html
  
[[Telegram]] (desktop client)
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==Telegram (desktop client)==
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* NonFreeNet, UpstreamNonFree - https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.telegram.messenger/
 
* Has delayed availability of source files compared to the binary release. See the numbered items below for more information.
 
* Has delayed availability of source files compared to the binary release. See the numbered items below for more information.
 
** Investigate if, after a binary release, the software has a license notice available somewhere and a place telling how to contact the copyright holders for the complete corresponding source.
 
** Investigate if, after a binary release, the software has a license notice available somewhere and a place telling how to contact the copyright holders for the complete corresponding source.
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# https://lists.fsfe.org/mailman/private/android/2017-December/001049.html (requires subscription)
 
# https://lists.fsfe.org/mailman/private/android/2017-December/001049.html (requires subscription)
 
# https://lists.fsfe.org/mailman/private/android/2017-December/001075.html (requires subscription)
 
# https://lists.fsfe.org/mailman/private/android/2017-December/001075.html (requires subscription)
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== Investigate if these can be built and run entirely in free/libre system distributions ==
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* [https://github.com/pbatard/rufus Rufus]: claims to build and run only on Windows.
  
 
==Trademark==
 
==Trademark==
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Every JavaScript file in every software for each new version release should be evaluated with command line tool that has the same capabilities as LibreJS. Unfortunate there's no such tool yet.
 
Every JavaScript file in every software for each new version release should be evaluated with command line tool that has the same capabilities as LibreJS. Unfortunate there's no such tool yet.
  
===IRC clients===
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==Nonfree servers==
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Currently the integration server is not configurable in this client.
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* Riot.im
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==IRC clients==
  
 
These web-based IRC clients cannot be used with LibreJS:
 
These web-based IRC clients cannot be used with LibreJS:
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===Blacklisted Parabola software that is approved in the Directory===
 
===Blacklisted Parabola software that is approved in the Directory===
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''Note: these programs are considered to be non-free as published by their respective upstreams;
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but many of them have known liberation procedures
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and are available in Parabola and other FSDG distros in modified form.''
  
 
* [[Abiword]]
 
* [[Abiword]]

Latest revision as of 10:09, 4 June 2019

This project page is for heightened scrutiny, packages that need a second pass essentially.

Software should be considered non-free until proven otherwise - the burdon of proof should be on the developers to prove their code is 100% freely distributable.

Chromium-based browsers and software

See also [1].

Electron[2]

Qt WebEngine[1][2]

  1. https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/directory-discuss/2017-12/msg00008.html
  2. https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/libreplanet-discuss/2017-01/msg00001.html

Telegram (desktop client)

  • NonFreeNet, UpstreamNonFree - https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.telegram.messenger/
  • Has delayed availability of source files compared to the binary release. See the numbered items below for more information.
    • Investigate if, after a binary release, the software has a license notice available somewhere and a place telling how to contact the copyright holders for the complete corresponding source.
  • Free/libre software philosophy related issue: lacks federation with XMPP. See the whole parent thread of the references from the enumerated list below, and also the page on XMPP in LibrePlanet wiki.
  1. https://lists.fsfe.org/mailman/private/android/2017-December/001049.html (requires subscription)
  2. https://lists.fsfe.org/mailman/private/android/2017-December/001075.html (requires subscription)

Investigate if these can be built and run entirely in free/libre system distributions

  • Rufus: claims to build and run only on Windows.

Trademark

DRM

Tor Browser - https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/26144

Nonfree JS

Every JavaScript file in every software for each new version release should be evaluated with command line tool that has the same capabilities as LibreJS. Unfortunate there's no such tool yet.

Nonfree servers

Currently the integration server is not configurable in this client.

  • Riot.im

IRC clients

These web-based IRC clients cannot be used with LibreJS:

The Lounge: feature request test LibreJS
Kiwi IRC: feature request test LibreJS
qwebirc: feature request test LibreJS

We're using irc:// in Template:Print_entry (used on the entry pages like IceCat) and Template:IRC_text (used on the Main Page).

Related: IceCat, Free web-based IRC client replacement for Mibbit needed.

Parabola blacklisted software

Blacklisted Parabola software that is approved in the Directory

Note: these programs are considered to be non-free as published by their respective upstreams; but many of them have known liberation procedures and are available in Parabola and other FSDG distros in modified form.

Script

[See https://git.parabola.nu/blacklist.git/tree/?h=development for more scripts]

#!/bin/bash

readonly WIKI_BASE_URL=https://directory.fsf.org/wiki
readonly BLACKLIST_URL=https://git.parabola.nu/blacklist.git/plain
readonly BLACKLIST_FILE=blacklist.txt


wget $BLACKLIST_URL/$BLACKLIST_FILE
[ ! -f ./$BLACKLIST_FILE ] && echo "download failed" && exit 1


readonly PACKAGES=$(grep '^\s*[^:#]*:.*' ./$BLACKLIST_FILE                           | \
                    sed 's/^\s*\([^:#]*\):.*/\1/ ; s/^./\U&/g ; s/-./\U&/g ; s/-/_/g')

for package in $PACKAGES
do status=$(curl -s -o /dev/null -w "%{http_code}" $WIKI_BASE_URL/$package)
   if   [ "$status" == '200' ]
   then echo "$package entry exists"
   elif [ "$status" == '404' -o "$status" == '301' ]
   then echo "$package entry not found"
   else echo "$package unknown response"
   fi
done

License verification

All pages in license pages should have the correct version of the GPL. "The ones I looked at were pretty old, so I'm guessing they're mostly gplv2, but we should get it fixed." (Donald) "It's either the project which inserted the name without version, or the person who added the entry which did it that way." (Adfeno)



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