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Re: debconf6 video and infrastructure wishlist and notes


On Sunday 30 October 2005 09:27, Alberto Gonzalez Iniesta wrote:
> Any reason to use acroread? We have plenty of PDF readers. I don't think
> any one will be using acroread features not found on other software.

I thought so, too, until debconf5 where I experienced some people made PDFs 
which were only viewable correctly with acroread :-/  
BTW, if someone knows bug-numbers about this issue, I would like to know them 
to be able to point people to them ;)

Same goes for opera, it's also non-free, but still people prepare free 
software related talks which need non-free software for their slides.

Personally I don't like it, politically I think it's wrong, pragmatically I 
will install this software to have a smooth conference. Unless the debconf6 
team decides that the contents of the talk has to be licenced under a DFSG 
free licence and that it has to be viewable (without drawbacks) with DFSG 
free tools. I would applaud such a decission. 


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