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Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free

John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org> writes:

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

> > 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.

No, but you can get such things from the non-free section of a debian mirror.

> Debian is not about numbers.  Debian is not about non-free  software.
> Debian is about Free Software.

Lovely rhetoric, but do you really think that this statment you're
intending to make (since this GR is a political move) is going to be
taken as "Debian is only free software, in case you hadn't noticed"?
More likely "Debian are a bunch of free-software fanatics". From the
point of view of free software advocacy, you're shooting yourself in
the foot.


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

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