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We are releasing a new and different TROMJaro and we need people to test it. We want to give up Gnome and move to XFCE. Read more about it here https://www.tromjaro.com/tromjaro-xfce-alpha/ where you can also find the test ISO.

Basically it looks similar to the TROMjaro Gnome, but should be much faster, well built, has global menus, HUD, and more awesome stuff. Please give it a try and tell us what you think! #tromlive

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I gather tromjaro is derived from manjaro? I have always loved xfce, and that you found a way to do workspace pullouts is fascinating. Xfce definitely makes more sense for stability on any rolling distro as predicting when gnome will simply choose to break something you have as an "essential" extension is never possible.
Yes it is, in a sense, a customized Manjaro. We push this trade-free idea and ship the OS with packages that are "trade-free", plus install as default such packages. On top of that we have our own library trade-free apps https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/ that anyone can install directly from our website. We d a lot of tweaks to make the desktop faster and more usable.
okay, trade-free and free software licensing practices do seem compatible, which was what my first question would have been. I only concluded that though based on applications listed as trade-free, not from the particular phrasing of the definition itself.
Yes. Trade-Free would mean you provide your software and ask nothing in return. No money, not user data, you inject no ads into your software (so no attention trading), and so forth. You simply provide and expect nothing in return.
There are some historic examples of such human societies functioning in this way. One of the best documented examples would be the Haudenosaune.
Never heard of it, I'll have a look. Thanks.
I should be more clear. My initial thought is that some might choose to define the GPL, where one receives software on the promissory expectation of offering it to others under the same freedoms you had received as a kind of trade, in consideration. Hence why I was wondering if the two were compatible.
We understand that, but we can't be so strict about the trade-free idea else we won't find much software out there that's trade-free. Licenses do add a limitation (a trade) to those who want to modify the software, such as you mentioned. Some ask you to give credit to the source project if you fork it, and so forth. I'd like to see these licenses being dropped and simply allow anyone use the software as they wish, although I fully understand it can be abused by corporations especially. But our "movement" is more about the "educational" aspect of it. Plus, we can filter out a lot of crapware, freeware, and the like, via this trade-free label.
indeed, and this is also why I was trying to determine if what I am doing meets the definition of trade-free since I do use the GPL.
I suspect free software, in the purest sense, is perhaps one of the few places genuine trade-free exists, other than where indigenous peoples still do thrive.