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Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free

David Starner <dvdeug@x8b4e53cd.dhcp.okstate.edu> writes:

> On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 06:49:55PM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> > > Instead, the likely impact of this resolution is that users
> > > who currently need to or choose to use non-free software will use
> > > another distribution.  You may view this as no loss.  I disagree.
> > 
> > man sources.list
> > 
> What an argument. This _will_ push users who need non-free software
> to use another distribution, and I don't see how you can deny that.

Geez, it takes 5 seconds to update sources.list.  What is so hard
about it?

> Frankly, as the president of a Linux User Group that has used Debian 
> for Installfests, this would definetly drive me to install Stormix, 
> or Mandrake next year. For our members want Netscape and the JDK,
> and we aren't going to win members by going fanatic about free
> software.

Debian does not ship with Netscape.  Debian does not ship with JDK.
Debian is not about numbers.  Debian is not about non-free  software.
Debian is about Free Software.

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