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Re: Call for outside parties to produce non-free CD

On Sun, Nov 16, 1997 at 08:48:59PM +0100, Andreas Jellinghaus wrote:
> On Sun 16 Nov 1997, Bruce Perens wrote:
> > From: Andreas Jellinghaus <aj@dungeon.inka.de>
> > > neither non-free nor contrib is part of the debian gnu/linux
> > > distribution. why do we include contrib on our official cdrom ?
> > 
> > Oh, that's easy to answer. All of the software in contrib is free, but depends
> > on non-free components. We have no problem with shipping free software.
> > You can get the non-free stuff elsewhere.
> but we ship broken software (it will not run, because there is not the
> non-free base). where is the point in doing this, except for confusing
> users ?

How about safing FTP download times? Only loading the stuff in non-free can
make a lot of sense to me, living in Germany where you pay at a minute


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