Re: Bug#445866: ITP: perforce -- closed source revision control system
* Pierre Habouzit:
>> How about "people use it"? There's plenty of installations of
> s/perforce/windows/ and the sentence is still true ;)
The Windows copyright is pretty restrictive AFAIK. If it weren't, I'm
certain we hould ship things like Virtualbox VMs in non-free because
there is real demand.
And your Microsoft reference is *so* 90s. 8-)
>> I think making it easier to use Debian with them is
>> within the mandate for non-free.
> There is ways to interact with perforce in debian, in a free way:
> git-p4 being one of them.
| * The import does not require anything from the Perforce client view as
| it just uses
| "p4 print //depot/path/file#revision" to get the actual file contents.
Seems to me that this depends on Perforce. D'oh.
(I don't know anything about Perforce. Perhaps it's really dangerous
software. But perhaps it's just non-free.)