Re: Counter Proposal (was Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free)
Anthony Towns wrote:
>Hmmm, I'm not sure I care for Branden's wording, in particular "We will
>support the use of non-free software *in Debian*" seems to lose the point
>that it's really only an addition to Debian proper. Perhaps something
> 5. Programs That Don't Meet Our Free-Software Standards
> We acknowledge that some of our users require the use of programs
> that don't conform to the Debian Free Software Guidelines. Although
> non-free software is not a part of any Debian distribution, we will
> support its use and provide infrastructure (such as the "contrib"
> and "non-free" areas in our archive, our bug-tracking system and
> mailing lists) for non-free software. We encourage CD manufacturers
> to read the licenses of software packages in these directories and
> determine if they can distribute that software on their CDs.
>But aside from the wording quibble, yes I'd support that.
I would support something like this.
In the end, non-free will wither away when all its packages have
fully free equivalents. Until then, it is needed.
Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
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