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Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free



** On Jun 09, Thomas Bushnell, BSG scribbled:

> > take steps to clarify that.  IMHO removing non-free entirely is a much more
> > radical measure than is called for.
> 
> Can you please suggest some concrete steps to end the confusion then?
> Perhaps some of us might be willing to abandon our support for the GR
> if we knew that some of the problems with the current system were
> being address in some way.
How about informing the user on *every* step that the software s/he is going
to install isn't free and there are free replacements? Bug the users, but
don't cripple the distribution - leave the choice to the people, don't force
them to your policy. *that's* democracy - inform and leave the decision to
people, they aren't dumb. If you will keep stressing that it is against the
free software community spirit to use the non-free packages you will achieve
more than by *forcing* people not to use the software. People don't like to
be forced, commanded and told what to do.

marek

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