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Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free

On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 05:38:14PM -0700, Sudhakar Chandra wrote:
> John Goerzen proclaimed:
> > 5. The existance of the non-free section is being used as a cop-out by
> > those that seek to peddle non-free wares.
> I thought the goal of Debian was to produce the best operating system
> possible.  I did not know a Jihad against non-free software was the goal. 
> I always interpreted the Social Contract to have a tone that was 'Live and
> Let Live' and not 'Live Free or Die'.

Well, you were wrong.

'Producing the best operating system possible'  (assuming by best you
meant technically best, which seems to be reasonable in context) has
never been the /primary/ goal of debian.

Although it's certainly /a/ goal.

The /primary/ goal of debian has always been to support the Free
Software community. Whether or not supporting the Free Software
community is best served by this GR or not is exactly what we're
arguning about.

Jules Bean                          |        Any sufficiently advanced 
jules@{debian.org,jellybean.co.uk}  |  technology is indistinguishable
jmlb2@hermes.cam.ac.uk              |               from a perl script

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