Axel Braun wrote:
background of the question is a discussion I recently had with R. Stallman. According to his point of view, openSUSE is not free software, as unfree components are installed. [...] openSUSE comes by default with the OSS and non-OSS repository. Richards remark here was that files from non-OSS are installed without making the user aware about the nature of these unfree components. This is true, although the permission is asked for every of the two installed programs (AdobeICCProfiles and a gstreamer-fluendo-mp3). Most users do probably not realize the point of proprietary software here. And the benefit of AdobeICC is limited if you are not using color management.
Not all packages in the non-oss repo are actually proprietary. There are also open source ones that don't fit the free software definition of the fsf. So in general one cannot expect a dialog when installing non free packages.
The DVD does not contain any of the nonfree packages and even the net iso doesn't enable online repos by default. So no proprietary packages are actually installed by default even though the installation summary says 'Misc Proprietary Packages' (patterns-openSUSE-non_oss). They could be pulled in later on if one runs e.g. zypper inr.
Since the packages that get pulled in that way are not that important nowadays anymore I wouldn't mind not installing the non_oss pattern by default anymore. That's a very simple change in patterns-openSUSE. If some wants to do that please go ahead.