Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free, Draft 2
>>"Marcus" == Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:
Marcus> I would hope that interested parties will continue to provide
Marcus> and debianize such software using non-Debian ressources. apt
Ignoring, of course, the likelyhood of the infrastructure
being feasible at all, espescially withut the name of Debian, and the
fact that non-free is not as sexy to donors as being involved with
Marcus> can deal with it, and even without apt it is not hard to get
Marcus> at those packages if they are provided via ftp and
Marcus> http. Those packages can be of the some quality as within
Marcus> Debian, and anybody can choose for himself which software
Marcus> outside the DFSG is worth working on.
I see. Just like red hat contrib packages can be as good as
the packages inside.
You, sir, have a low opinion of the value that Debian, as an
integrator adds, and that the whole may be greater than the sum of
Marcus> I have not heard a reason yet why it is technically better to offer
Marcus> non-free software on Debian servers.
This is a political issue. But, htere goes: integration into
the rest of the distribution. Avasilability. BTS. Dependencies
handled by the apckaging system. Quality control. Policy compliance.
... that the notions of "hardware", and "software" should be extended
by the notion of LIVEWARE - being that which produces software for
use on hardware. This produces an obvious extension to the concept
of MONITORS. A liveware monitor is a person dedicated to the task of
ensuring that the liveware does not interfere with the real-time
processes, invoking the REAL-TIME EXECUTIONER to delete liveware that
adversely affects ... Linden and Wihelminalaan
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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