Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.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.