Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free
On 10 Jun 2000, John Goerzen wrote:
> David Starner <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > On Fri, Jun 09, 2000 at 01:53:43AM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> > > If non-free cannot continue to exist without Debian providing a crutch
> > > for it, that says a lot. A LOT. It means that there is not enough
> > > demand out there for non-free to exist on its own merits, and that
> > > therefore we should not bother.
> > No, it says that an integrated part of a whole has a hard time existing
> > on its own and that no one suddenly came up with a lot of infastructure
> > and help. And possibly those who cared left for Stormix or Corel or some
> > other distribution.
> Debian is sufficiently advanced technologically that it can support a
> distributed archive.
It already does, and what of our mirror sites? It would appear to
me at least that they feel non-free is worth something or they would not
have agreed to mirror it in the first place.