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Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free

Anton Ivanov <aivanov@eu.level3.net> writes:

> > What exactly is it that Debian users absolutely will not be able to do with
> > a Debian system if the General Resolution is passed?
> Write latex documents using WYSIWYG. In other words use lyx. Sorry but quite a 
> lot of people still use latex instead of the lat^Hmest and greatest software

Hey, I've been known to use LyX.  LyX is not in non-free, however.  It
can continue.

> Use a few PCMCIA GUI frontends that happen to depend on bxforms.

WRONG WRONG WRONG.  You can still USE any of these things.  Any of
them.  And more.  Debian will just not redistribute them.  You can
write or use installers for contrib, or you can download them from

> Use anything working on/with Java
> Use any NVIDIA hardware as the drivers happen to be binary only
> Use any Lucent soft modem hardware as it happens to have some binary only 
> components.
> Use... Ad naseum...
> I personally do not give a fsck about java, but Branden would you be so kind 
> to port lyx to a different toolkit before advocating what you are advocating 
> for.
> Being the developer responsible for Xwindows it is in your area. 
> And of course convince the upstream developers that they use a different 
> toolkit.
> Disclaimer:

John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org>                       www.complete.org
Sr. Software Developer, Progeny Linux Systems, Inc.    www.progenylinux.com
#include <std_disclaimer.h>                     <jgoerzen@progenylinux.com>

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