Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free
On 07-Jun-00, 06:17 (CDT), Branden Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 06:05:49PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 03:59:10AM -0400, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > > On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 04:30:23PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > > > 4. Supporting non-free software gives nothing to Debian's users
> > > Uh, since John never said anything of the sort, this is a thunderously
> > > obvious straw man argument.
> > ] 4. Our Priorities are Our Users and Free Software
> > ] ^^^^^^^^^^^
> > You're not really this dense are you, Branden?
> Since I quoted section 4 of the Social Contract at length elsewhere in this
> thread, I submit I am not.
> But frankly it's a little difficult to discern exactly what you mean here,
> aside from lobbing an insult.
Let me spell it out:
John wrote the above line stating that our users were a
priority. Supporting the removal of non-free implies that he believes
the (completely volunteer!) support the project gives for non-free
software does not provide value to our users. I, for one, disagree.