Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free
Steve Greenland wrote:
> On 08-Jun-00, 07:46 (CDT), Jules Bean <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Debian is about building a _community_. The DFSG outlines the
> > requirements software must meet to be part of that community.
> Some tools are in non-free for what
> are (in my mind, at least), relatively minor violations of the DFSG.
> For example, does distribution of a program that forbids commercial
> distribution *really* hurt the free software community? Yes, it would be
> better if that restriction were removed, but it's a lot different than
> forbidding modification, or shareware.
I cannot support the removal of non-free until non-free itself is
split into finer-grained sections of non-freeness.
Some people speak of non-free here as if it were
non-distributable software with shrinked-wrapped licenses!