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This page is to describe the bot available in #gNewSense-* namespace channels.
To speak to the bot use !factoid (all lower case).
The following factoids are available:
vlc Although VLC is free software, it is located in Ubuntus Multiverse repository (see !multiverse). Because restricted and multiverse are not synced into gNewSense from Ubuntu, VLC is not currently available.
guidelines When operating inside the gNewSense community, please bear in mind the community guidelines.
non-free Non-free is used by Debian to describe software that fails to meet the DFSG (http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines. It is also used to describe any software that restricts the users freedom (see !proprietary)
proprietary Proprietary software is that software which denies you the rights to improve, share, have the source for, the right to examine it in essence is denies you freedom, some proponents of this software are Apple and Microsoft, be cautious they want your rights!
ubuntu Ubuntu is gNewSense's upstream distribution.
multiverse Multiverse is a section of the Ubuntu repositories that contains software Canonical feels uneasy about distributing over patent concerns. http://www.ubuntu.com/community/ubuntustory/components
free Free as used in Free Software refers to Freedom than price. Commonly it refers that the user of a software is Free as in Freedom.
alternatecd Currently there is only a Live cd to install from, but alternate cd(s) are being worked on.
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