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Re: removing non-free (from a current debian user)

Kenneth Scharf wrote:
> If there is one thing that really bothers me about
> Debian (and I guess it one of two things) it is the
> number of self religious zelots who believe that
> anything less than the GPL is the work of the devil
> and must be purged from the face of the earth (or at
> least Debian).  At times on this list I must say some
> of you are worse than RMS is this regard!  (After all
> He said He could live with the QPL).  We who would use
> non-free software (or at least software not TOTALY
> free) seem to be regarded as the devil's children
> sometimes.

The QPL satisfies the DFSG. It's not in non-free. It's the GPL packages that
can't be distributed unless they have a special exemption, and that's not
Debian's fault.

So what's the problem here?

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