[Dev] QTWebengine is nonfree

fauno fauno at endefensadelsl.org
Sun Jan 8 05:01:37 GMT 2017

André Silva <emulatorman at riseup.net> writes:

> Hi guys, since Chromium is blacklisted as nonfree software [0] we have a
> serious issue. KDE is migrating their apps to QTWebEngine which contains
> Chromium as the embed engine inside it. [1]
> Blacklisting it could be a solution, however since it's an engine, a lot
> of packages won't work without it and it will require a large task to
> remove the entire QT/KDE framework.
> What do you think is the best solution to this problem?
> I feel that Chromium is nonfree and presents privacy risks due to
> outstanding issues.
> [0]:https://www.libreplanet.org/wiki/List_of_software_that_does_not_respect_the_Free_System_Distribution_Guidelines#chromium-browser
> [1]:https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/1167

wasn't chromium considered non libre because of some source files'
licenses being proprietary?  that license review was made years ago,
maybe the situation changed?

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