Is Cinnamon 100% libre?

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MagicFab
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se unió: 12/13/2010

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Hi,

I have added Cinnamon to my Trisquel installs succesfully, it has nice
integration:
http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/?page_id=61

Is it 100% libre though? My impression is yes, but I'd like to have a
few opinions here.

Perhaps that work could be integrated in Trisquel 6? I'd love to know
what anyone's thought are about this.

Cheers,

Fabian Rodriguez
http://trisquel.magicfab.ca

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t3g
t3g
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se unió: 05/15/2011

The issues before with Cinnamon is that it potentially required non-free drivers for desktop acceleration like the standard, non 2d version of Unity. I don't use it currently, but I read that version 1.6 and above has a 2d session which helps Trisquel.

License wise, it seems to be under GPLv2: https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/blob/master/COPYING

Chris

I am a member!

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se unió: 04/23/2011

The Linux Mint project is one of the contributors to it. They have a full time developer working on it. One of the things Clem (lead developer of Linux Mint) has always been careful about is keeping it a community oriented project. While it includes non-free software I'm under the impression that there is no development of non-free software.

Zorin OS on the other hand does have non-free software the company has developed in at least the non-basic editions. Nothing wrong with charging for the work although I think that project should liberate the non-free parts within their own control.