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Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:

>  Branden> mozilla - An Open Source WWW browser for X and GTK+
>  Branden> festvox - Package `festvox' is not available.  (hmm, dunno)
>  Branden> angband - A single-player, text-based, dungeon simulation
>  Branden> zangband - A single-player, text-based, roguelike game
>  Branden> How creative of you to deliberately misinterpret his words
>  Branden> thus.
>  	Bull shit. I mentioned 4 pieces of software (a mere sample iof
>  what he is advocating throwing away). He answers with games aint
>  wqorth saving. What is creative about bringing to light his evasion
>  of the non-games part of my objection? 

I also don't believe that any others that you mentioned justify the
continued support on the part of Debian for the distribution of
non-free software in general.  No cop-out, I just talked about one, I
can talk about the others too.

>  	No, he know. He is just being evasive, and hiding behind the
>  fact that some of the packages I emntioned were games. It is easier
>  to lable my objection as being just game related in a masterly piece
>  of sophistry than toi address the issue (which you have not either).

No indeed.  I was trying to get the point across -- are we really
going to continue the support of the distribution of non-free software
merely because of GAMES?!  You seem to think that games justfiy this.

>  	How naive. No, it is more reasonable to recognize it as what
>  it appears to be:  trivialize your oppositions argumewnts as just
>  being ``games'', ignoring what you know are not games -- word play.

My opposition seems to think that games are a valid reason for keeping
non-free around.  Seems fair game, so to speak, to discuss this.

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