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Re: Non-free, Contrib and CDs

Alex Yukhimets wrote:
> > I think it would be ludicrous if someone bought a Debian CD that had
> > (say) KDE on it (presumably in contrib) and found that it won't work
> > because the QT libraries that it depends on (whose authors have declared
> > that it can be sold on CDs) is in non-free and thus not on the CD.
> I see nothing "ludicrous" in that. I could not imagine, for example that
> Motif application be always distributed along with Motif itself. There
> are many non-free libraries that people buy to be able to use both free
> and non-free applications (distributed seperately).

The distinction lies in that Motif cannot be distributed on CDs while QT can.
Install qt1 and read the stuff in /usr/doc/qt1.

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