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Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free, Draft 2

On Wed, 7 Jun 2000, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:

> I have not heard a reason yet why it is technically better to offer
> non-free software on Debian servers.

There are two possibilities if Debian no longer offers non-free software  
on its servers:

1. Someone starts something like a ftp.nonfree.debian.org and he also
   provides websites and a BTS. This means that nothing changes for the   
   user (except another line in the apt soures file), but some work has do
   be made twice.
2. Case 1 doesn't happen. You have to search several sites for getting a
   package and you don't have one central BTS.

And what does Debian win technically? A few percent less used ftp space
and a few less bug reports, but nothing that really makes a difference.

> Thanks,
> Marcus


A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a
"Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
                -- Mahatma Ghandi

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