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Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free

Matthew Vernon <mcv21@cam.ac.uk> writes:

> John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org> writes:
> > Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:
> > >  	I think I disagree. I have not found Mozilla to be as yet an
> > >  adequatre replacement for netscape; nor can I find something for the
> > >  festvox packages, and I certainly would hate to lose angband and
> > >  zangband (which are only in non free since they prevent commercial
> > >  use; the sources are freely available for modification).
> > 
> > Mozilla ought to be amply ready by the time woody is released.
> But it isn't *now*, which is when you are proposing to throw out Netscape.

So what if Netscape is missing from unstable?  Users aren't running
unstable, and developers are sufficiently mature to know how to deal
with the situation themselves.

> > 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,

That would not change.

> b)having them on the ftp site means people can get packaged-up
> versions of the non-free software they need/want, knowing that it's
> well-maintained and will integrate properly with their system, and
> that any problems can be dealt with via the BTS.

Having them on any other FTP site would mean the same, wouldn't it?

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