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I fail to follow your logic.  Our CDs do not contain non-free
software.  Why should we go out of our way to show it to them on the
FTP site?  I would suspect that more newbies do a CD instead of an FTP 
install anyway.

Michael Stone <mstone@itri.loyola.edu> writes:

> On Wed, Mar 10, 1999 at 10:23:36AM -0700, Ivan E. Moore II wrote:
> > for example..you install Debian for the first time (slink) and what does 
> > /etc/apt/sources.list have in it???
> > 
> > deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
> > 
> > why is this?  It shouldn't be...it should be just main and possibly contrib
> > 
> > non-free shouldn't even be mentioned except for maybe a new section on
> > www.debian.org under packages/distribution which talks about how to get
> > other non-free/non-debian-supported packages.
> I disagree. IMHO, it's important to make debian as easy to get started
> with as possible. That means making it easy for users to get the
> software they expect to see. Once they've started using debian, they can
> learn more about it--but that only works if they don't dump it
> immediately because it doesn't meet their needs.
> Mike Stone
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