Re: drop or keep non-free - from users viewpoint
On Tue, 9 Mar 2004 08:22:15 +0100, Martin Schulze <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> Sven Luther wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 11:46:42AM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG
>> > Sven Luther <email@example.com> writes:
>> > > If i am stopped from maintaining the driver for the ADSL modem
>> > > that provides me access to the internet, and thus enables me to
>> > > do my debian work, will you step in and pay me (and others who
>> > > use the same modem) a new adsl modem that is supported by
>> > > non-free software.
>> > How could the removal of non-free stop you from maintaining the
>> > driver?
>> No more BTS ? no more download area.
> Why shouldn't there be a bugs.nonfree.org? Cloning the Debian BTS
All things are possible. Hey, maybe Mr Gates shal embrace the
GPL!! But, while it remains in the realm of the hypothetical, mere
speculation of a golden future doesn't generally determine my
> requires work and copying the non-free bugs over as well, and you'd
> lose the ability to reassign bugs from and to free packages to and
> from non-free packages but since the archives would be separated
> anyway, I don't consider this as a big problem.
But, I suspect, you are not planning on doing this work, so
whether you feel it is a big problem or not does not help in bringing
the hypothetical to fruition.
> The download area would probably be ftp.nonfree.org, I guess. I
> don't think that you as developer would lose access to it and I also
> don't believe that users would lose the ability to download non-free
> packages. There may be a problem during the transition, of course.
And where would the box and bandwidth dome from? Oh, I see,
since it is all hypothetical vapourware, details like that don't
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