Proprietary software is labelled red

Bug #1750533 reported by Alan Pope 🍺🐧🐱 πŸ¦„ on 2018-02-20
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gnome-software (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Proprietary software delivered as snaps in GNOME Software is highlighted red in the software details. While it's great that we show the license for software, it's not ideal that the implication of the colours is that free=good, proprietary=bad. We should provide software and enable users to make an informed choice what they install, but not make the implication that it's a bad choice.

Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-software - 3.27.92-0ubuntu1

gnome-software (3.27.92-0ubuntu1) bionic; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release
  * debian/patches/0001-Don-t-use-app-ID-as-a-tie-break-when-ordering-search.patch
  * debian/patches/0001-Make-app-name-sorting-case-insensitive.patch
  * debian/patches/0001-Revert-snap-Show-revision-number-in-version-field.patch
  * debian/patches/0001-snap-Refactor-how-metadata-is-merged-between-install.patch
    - Applied upstream
  * debian/patches/0009-Display-a-warning-for-non-sandboxed-snaps.patch:
    - Update warning text
  * debian/patches/0012-Don-t-use-colour-to-differentiate-between-free-and-p.patch
    - Don't use red to indicate propietary software (LP: #1750533)
  * debian/patches/0013-overview-page-Rotate-featured-apps.patch:
    - Support showing multiple banners (LP: #1750548)
  * debian/patches/0014-Add-a-basic-permissions-system.patch:
    - Add basic system for connecting/disconnecting snap interfaces
      (LP: #1597314)

 -- Robert Ancell <email address hidden> Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:46:42 +0100

Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Ads20000 (ads20000) wrote :

Hmm, I thought that, at the very least, in GNU/Linux distributions the assumption is that free software is preferred (if not hidden in the way that the FSF would prefer)? Presumably there's a reason why upstream GNOME assigns these colours?

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