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Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free

cjw44@flatline.org.uk (Colin Watson) writes:

> tb@MIT.EDU (Thomas Bushnell, BSG) wrote:
> >Debian is the free parts of the main archive.  We all know that
> >non-free is not part of Debian.  I think it's a reasonable idea to say
> >that it is not Debian's job to advance the commercial interests of
> >software developers who are not willing to help out the free software
> >movement.  
> [...]
> >I think it's the job of the commercial software companise mooching off
> >Debian (and those developers who are willing to help them) to make
> >non-free and distribute it.
> Since forbidding commercial exploitation of one's software is enough to
> have it placed in non-free, these are rather strange statements to make
> in support of this proposal.

I do not object to commercial exploitation of software.  I do object
to non-free software (whether in Debian or elsewhere), with a small
number of exceptions.  I don't think the free software community
stands to gain by spending our resources on commercial software

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