Re: freedom-subtracted.debian.org (was: Re: KDE)
On Thu, Mar 11, 1999 at 12:26:13PM -0600, David Welton wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 11, 1999 at 06:33:49PM +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > I do not want to discourage anyone from anything.
> > I want to encourage people to use Free Software only.
> They should be doing this because they *want* to, not because they
> can't find whatever directory that we have stashed non-free in.
Fine by me. Did I say something different? But people who already know they
prefer Free Software after all could use a server with only Free Software on
Why do people always assume that everybody who wants to have a pure server
wants to hide non-free software to the whole human mankind? It is not so
that I propose to remove non-free from all servers or that we hide it in a
Even if we remove non-free from ftp.debian.org, we could still put the
non-free stuff into apt sources.list by default, so everybody would find it.
(assuming apt is the standard access method which will soon be the case).
> If anything, we should find a new name for 'contrib', as 'contrib' no
> longer reflects even remotely anything to do with the word
> 'contribute'. Maybe 'mixed', or something?
It is non-free-dependent, although this is not a good name, isn't it?
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