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Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free

Jeff Licquia <jeff@luci.org> writes:

> On Thu, Jun 08, 2000 at 11:18:36AM +0100, Matthew Vernon wrote:
> > John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org> writes:
> > > Anyway, none of these are shipped with Debian now.  What is the harm
> > > in not shipping them on our FTP site?
> > 
> > Because a) You can get CDs with non-free on then, which are useful,
> Which you could still do, assuming someone cared enough to set up an
> alternate non-free archive.

Yes, but we have the infrastructure in place now. I still don't see
what we gain by throwing it out.
> But nothing prevents Debian developers from packaging, signing, and
> uploading whatever they want; the only difference is that the archive
> they upload to will not be an authoritative upload queue for Debian.

But non-free isn't *now*! Surely if developers want to upload to the
non-free section, so that people with access to mirrors that contain
non-free (or CD provides that burn non-free CDs) can use them, then
why should you stop them because you think they're morally wrong?


"At least you know where you are with Microsoft."
"True. I just wish I'd brought a paddle."

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