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Re: Seconded, sponsored. (was Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free)

On Fri, Jun 09, 2000 at 03:15:23AM -0400, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Fabrice Gautier <gautier@email.enst.fr> writes:
> > On Fri, Jun 09, 2000 at 02:09:37AM -0400, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > > 
> > > Are we allowed to remove things in main which are only used by
> > > non-free, and are no longer useful outside that context?
> > 
> > Free Software are not prohibited to be used for comercial or non-free
> > use or private use. This Free Software being a library, old or not doesn't
> > matter. 
> > 
> > It's free software, it has been packaged, and is currently in
> > debian. Why would you want to remove it?
> Because it is unmaintained and unmaintainable.

if it's in the debian archive then there is a maintainer for the

the decision to remove the package belongs to that maintainer, not to
you or to any other free-software-uber-alles fascist.

if the current maintainer chooses to orphan the package, then any other
developer has every right to adopt it if they wish.

if you don't like that, then you have the right to not install the
package and ignore the fact that it exists.


craig sanders

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