Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free
John Goerzen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> writes:
> > I think I disagree. I have not found Mozilla to be as yet an
> > adequatre replacement for netscape; nor can I find something for the
> > festvox packages, and I certainly would hate to lose angband and
> > zangband (which are only in non free since they prevent commercial
> > use; the sources are freely available for modification).
> Mozilla ought to be amply ready by the time woody is released.
But it isn't *now*, which is when you are proposing to throw out Netscape.
> Anyway, none of these are shipped with Debian now. What is the harm
> in not shipping them on our FTP site?
Because a) You can get CDs with non-free on then, which are useful,
b)having them on the ftp site means people can get packaged-up
versions of the non-free software they need/want, knowing that it's
well-maintained and will integrate properly with their system, and
that any problems can be dealt with via the BTS.
"At least you know where you are with Microsoft."
"True. I just wish I'd brought a paddle."