Comment 28 for bug 723831

Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

For those interested, Jono wrote a piece:

  http://www.jonobacon.org/2011/03/28/balancing-freedom-and-functionality-a-design-challenge/

The post itself includes a highlighted screenshot of the installer screen in question:

  http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5187/5568269623_e74672f3f5_z.jpg

The most intriguing suggestion mentioned on that blog is a (very beautiful) mockup, showing a slider from "free" to "non-free":

  All free software → proprietary drivers ↔ MP3 ↔ DVD ↔ Flash ← All non-free software
  http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/3886/captureqc.png

This would make the choice less binary; and allow the installer to call-out at edge level what the impact on the user-experience would be.