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Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free

Steve Greenland wrote:

> On 08-Jun-00, 07:46 (CDT), Jules Bean <jmlb2@hermes.cam.ac.uk> 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!


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