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Re: contrib and non-free shouldn't be stated in the instructions

On 09/08/2010 07:47 AM, Alexander Wirt wrote:
> Thomas Goirand schrieb am Wednesday, den 08. September 2010:
>> Sylvain Beucler wrote:
>>> Having them available if not the same as actively/officially
>>> recommending their use.
>> But explicitly writing everywhere that non-free and contrib aren't part
>> of Debian, and explaining why (maybe with a link to the social contract
>> page), doesn't hurt. Without such a reminder, some will be fooled.
>> Something like this:
>> Reminder: As per <a
>> href="http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-archive.html#s-contrib>the
>> Debian policy manual</a>, we kindly remind all backports users that the
>> contrib and non-free repositories aren't to be considered part of Debian.
> I don't think so. Such a sentence is just stupid and schizophrenic. 

Indeed. Instead we should just tell the users that contrib and non-free is
provided on bpo, too. People who are using these parts of Debian should know
what it means.

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