Re: Bug#701157: ITP: steam-nonfree --- Installer for the Steam software distribution service
>> * Package name : steam-nonfree
> I'm not sure how much point there is in the -nonfree suffix. I doubt
> we'll ever need to distinguish between free and non-free implementations
> like we do for, for instance, unrar: most likely, Steam will remain
> proprietary forever.
> In the highly unlikely event that Valve open-source it, the open-source
> version could take over the 'steam' name and the proprietary version, if
> still useful, could be steam-nonfree.
The reason is simple: do not mix up steam packages in Ubuntu.
Also they will be differ in popcon.