Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free
Before replying: As I said before, this behavior of preserving all of
non-free for the sake of one's own personal favorite non-free packages
is not logical. We are about Free Software. Let's put our principles
ahead here. And also realize that we're not destroying non-free
software at its root; we're just removing it from our FTP site.
Stephen Zander <email@example.com> writes:
> >>>>> "Michael" == Michael Kelly <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Michael> The only exception that I can figure out for this would
> Michael> perhaps be the JDK and related packages. Is there perhaps
> Michael> some free alternative to this?
> There is no effective replacement for either the jdk or netscape at
> this time.
> The jdk because kaffe is not yet a drop in replacement; a situation
> that will get worse if Sun ever alows third-party distribution of
> java2 (jdk1.3).
> Netscape because Mozilla is not yet building with functional support
> for SSL.
> Stephen (jdk maintainer)
> "And what do we burn apart from witches?"... "More witches!"
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John Goerzen <email@example.com> www.complete.org
Sr. Software Developer, Progeny Linux Systems, Inc. www.progenylinux.com
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