Template:Avoid nonfree software
For system security its strongly advised to avoid installation of proprietary, non-Free software. The public scrutiny of security by design has proven to be superior to security through obscurity. For more information on installing third-party Free/Libre Software consult the advice on Install_Software#Foreign_Sources page.
As Richard Stallman puts it, Quotes:
- „[...] If you run a nonfree program on your computer, it denies your freedom; the main one harmed is you. [...]"
- „Every nonfree program has a lord, a master -- and if you use the program, he is your master.“
- „To have the choice between proprietary software packages, is being able to choose your master. Freedom means not having a master. And in the area of computing, freedom means not using proprietary software."