Re: Steam for Linux
> I would be very upset to see Steam in Debian even if its license would be
> perfect. Steam is in fundamental conflict with our values.
Non-free branch in not a part of Debian.
> To my understanding, the only reason for Steam to exist is to enforce DRM
> control -- this is pure evil and it should not be.
> Restriction management software does not belong here.
Do you feel the same in applying to flashplugin-nonfree and its alternates?
Flash plugin is usually used for executing non-free programs and playing
non-free content (music, video) and etc. There is no big difference between
> Besides through Steam they are distributing proprietary content that is most
> likely is not suitable for non-free as well.
This content does not come with a package, it will be downloaded by user.
> If that's not matching the definition of "opening pandora's box" then I don't
> know what is.
> IMHO Steam is entirely off the scope of non-free and shouldn't be there.
Should I remind you about point 5 in Debian Social Contract?
> We should be fighting against DRM whenever we can. I encourage you to read
> more about DRM and consider joining FSF campaingn against DRM.
> See also
Thanks, I am aware of this problem. Have you also read an article ?
I am respect your position. But we live in not perfect world, and huge amount
of users will be not agree with you on this issue.