Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free
On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 06:56:58PM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> Debian is about principle, not marketing. If distributing non-free
> software is a marketing point for Debian, whoa. Something has really
> gone awry here.
The number of packages available has always been a marketing point. Back
before debian became as popular as it is now, the "ads" (remarks in public
forums, etc.) always touted the sheer number of packages that Debian had as
opposed to other distros. You now want to pull the rug out from under those
users who started using debian because of its completeness and ease of use.