Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free
On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 08:00:39PM -0400, Adam McKenna wrote:
> The number of packages available has always been a marketing point. Back
> before debian became as popular as it is now, the "ads" (remarks in public
> forums, etc.) always touted the sheer number of packages that Debian had as
> opposed to other distros. You now want to pull the rug out from under those
> users who started using debian because of its completeness and ease of use.
And every marketing point we made counted only packages in main
(sometimes with references to non free, but parenthetical ones).
Which makes sense, since non-free packages are not part of Debian.
At any rate, we are not going to be able to compete with the likes of
SuSE in this regard.