Free Geek will not distribute proprietary software on removable media, over the Internet or installed on hard-drives with some exceptions:
- It is freeware
- PC games, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays (which are considered media)
- Console based video games
The reasons for this policy are:
- Proprietary software (that is, software that one must pay for) goes against the principles of FOSS.
- Re-selling software licenses can be a legal minefield:
This issue has raised strong opinions among our membership.
The public mailing list archives contain several interesting threads about this issue: