Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free
Roland Rosenfeld proclaimed:
> Do you really believe this? How do you realize to collect all the
> non-free applications on one site with the right to upload packages by
> Debian maintainers and with world wide mirrors? Or do you want to
> enter one line to apt/sources.list for every single package? I don't
> like this idea, especially for new Debian users who won't understand
That, in my opinion, is precisely the reason why a, for lack of a better
word, cabal has consistently made it more and more difficult to have
non-free software in Debian. Take a naive new user. Make it difficult for
them to get non-free software. Pretty soon you have a "true free software
user". The want for non-free software is not satisfied. The user is
merely conditioned to not want non-free software.
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