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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.

-- John

Stephen Zander <gibreel@debian.org> writes:

> >>>>> "Michael" == Michael Kelly <kellym@nbnet.nb.ca> 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 <jgoerzen@complete.org>                       www.complete.org
Sr. Software Developer, Progeny Linux Systems, Inc.    www.progenylinux.com
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