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Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free

How many times do I have to repeat it.


There is NO CHANGE to our distribution by accepting this proposal.
The change is, at worst, to the archive and a few sources.lists.

-- John

Adam McKenna <adam-debian@flounder.net> writes:

> On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 06:11:39AM -0400, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > Choice versus imposition is a continuum, not a binary state.  Do you submit
> > that the failure of a grocery store to carry a specific item of food is an
> > imposition upon you?  But let us have a better analogy.  What about a
> > health food store that refuses to carry unhealthy products like fried
> > cheeseburgers?  Are the patrons of such a store being imposed upon?
> I don't like this analogy.  What this GR is proposing is more like a full
> service grocery store deciding to become a health food specialty store.  Do
> you think the health food store would retain the customers of the grocery
> store?  Doubtful.  If it had been the intention of the original writers of
> the Debian Social Contract to keep out all non-free software (or even
> mostly-free software), I believe they would have written that into the
> original contract.  To change it now borders on malice.
> --Adam
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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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