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Re: Release-critical Bugreport for December 19, 1998

Chris Waters wrote:
> Jim Pick wrote:
> > If we aren't going to put these through the QA process, then we should
> > evict non-free entirely from the dists/ portion of the ftp site.  I
> > personally feel that non-free is a valuable service to the users of
> > Debian, so I would be sad to see it go.  Some would differ with me on
> > that point.
> Although I've been arguing for GPL'd libraries and for not using
> non-free software in another thread, I'd like to say that I agree
> strongly with Jim on this point.  People who still find non-free
> software useful should be able to find *reliable* non-free software from
> Debian if we're going to offer it at all.

Yes, of course.  But software that is not free must not hold a
release of free software.  Thus, the bugs have to be fixed but
they cannot be release critical.



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