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Montreal Wed Mar 10 11:22:15 1999

Man, are you fast.

Jules Bean <jmlb2@hermes.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> > The sections have been clearly separated for a long time.  In fact,
> > that's whole reason for the beginning of this thread: someone
> > complaining that certain software was not in main.  I said, there was
> > no practical difference and almost everyone jumped on me for saying
> > that.  Clearly there was a big difference in the minds of people.
> As there should be.  There is a big difference.
> One is an official part of Debian.  The other is a service we provide as a
> concession to the needs of our users, and the fact that there are still a
> few holes in the 'free arsenal' of software.

I agree and understand.  This is my point.  There is no need for any
more political games.  People know the difference.

> Because, at this stage, we still wish to uphold the needs of our users in
> this.
> In fact, I personally would have no problem with ditching non-free
> completely.  However, if other people want to do the work to see that it
> continues to exist, I don't have a problem with that.

Nothing needs to change.


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