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If you want to know what are non-free software installed in your computer in an easy way, you can use vrms. It analyzes the currently-installed package list and reports the non-free packages that are currently installed to stdout.

Vrms was written by Bdale Garbee and Bill Geddes for the Debian GNU/Linux system, in response to an open discussion with Richard Stallman about the issues surrounding the availability/desirability of the ’non-free’ package tree in Debian. So, any software that fail to meet the terms of the Debian Free Software Guidelines included as part of the Debian Social Contract will be displayed in its report.

Step 1. Install the vrms
taufanlubis@zyrex:~$ sudo apt-get install vrms

Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:

vrms

0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 11.4kB of archives.
After unpacking 111kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com feisty/universe vrms 1.12 [11.4kB]
Fetched 11.4kB in 1s (7626B/s)
Preconfiguring packages …
Selecting previously deselected package vrms.
(Reading database … 155092 files and directories currently installed.)

Unpacking vrms (from …/apt/archives/vrms_1.12_all.deb) …
Setting up vrms (1.12) …

taufanlubis@zyrex:~$

Step 2. Just run the program
taufanlubis@zyrex:~$ vrms
Non-free packages installed on zyrex
cdrecord command line CD writing tool
google-desktop-linux Google Desktop: Personalize and organize your own comp
hsfmodem Conexant HSF softmodem driver
human-icon-theme Human Icon theme
linux-generic Complete Generic Linux kernel
linux-restricted-modules- Non-free Linux 2.6.20 modules on x86/x86_64
linux-restricted-modules- Non-free Linux 2.6.20 modules on x86/x86_64
linux-restricted-modules- Non-free Linux 2.6.22 modules on x86/x86_64
linux-restricted-modules- Non-free Linux 2.6.22 modules helper script
linux-restricted-modules- Restricted Linux modules for generic kernels
mkisofs Creates ISO-9660 CD-ROM filesystem images
skype Skype – Take a deep breath
sl-modem-daemon SmartLink software modem daemon
sl-modem-source SmartLink software modem driver – module building sour
sun-java6-bin Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 (architecture
sun-java6-jre Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 (architecture
sun-java6-plugin The Java(TM) Plug-in, Java SE 6
tangerine-icon-theme Tangerine Icon theme
tango-icon-theme Tango Icon theme
Reason: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 License

19 non-free packages, 1.1% of 1709 installed packages.

taufanlubis@zyrex:~$

 

If you want to know the reasons why the sofwares above are listed in the report, you can open vrms file in /usr/share/vrms/reasons.

taufanlubis@zyrex:~$ sudo gedit /usr/share/vrms/reasons/vrms

angband: No commercial distribution
autobook: Modifications limited
blender: No commercial distribution, no source code available
doc-html-w3: No modifications or derivatives allowed
font3d: No commercial use
gimp1.2-nonfree: (US only) Includes patent-encumbered algorithms
gimp1.3-nonfree: (US only) Includes patent-encumbered algorithms
gsfonts-other: Partly no modifications allowed, partly shareware
gsn-curses: No modifications allowed
gsn-jigsaw: No modifications allowed
hwb: No modifications allowed
ibm-j2re1.5: Proprietary licence, no source available
ibm-j2sdk1.4: Proprietary licence, no source available
ibm-j2sdk1.5: Proprietary licence, no source available
jdk1.1: Proprietary license
lha: No modifications allowed, non-network distributions problematic
mcvert: No commercial distribution
nvidia-glx: Proprietary license
nvidia-glx-dev: Proprietary license
povray: Distribution limitations, modifications limited
povray-doc: Distribution limitations, modifications limited
povray-misc: Distribution limitations, modifications limited
snes9x-common: No commercial use
snes9x-fx: No commercial use
snes9x-opengl: No commercial use
snes9x-svga: No commercial use
snes9x-x: No commercial use
sun-j2re1.3: Proprietary licence, no source available
sun-j2re1.4: Proprietary licence, no source available
sun-j2re1.5: Proprietary licence, no source available
sun-j2sdk1.3: Proprietary licence, no source available
sun-j2sdk1.4: Proprietary licence, no source available
sun-j2sdk1.5: Proprietary licence, no source available
tango-icon-theme: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 License
unrar: Modifications problematic
xanim: No commercial distribution
xanim-modules: Highly restricting license terms
xfonts-scalable-nonfree: No modifications allowed
xmame: Distribution limitations, no commercial use
xmame-fx: Distribution limitations, no commercial use
xmame-gl: Distribution limitations, no commercial use
xmame-svga: Distribution limitations, no commercial use
xmame-x: Distribution limitations, no commercial use

 

 

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