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Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free



On Fri, Jun 09, 2000 at 01:53:43AM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> Matthew Vernon <mcv21@cam.ac.uk> writes:

> > That is so blatently untrue. Now, I can say apt-get install trn or
> > whatever, and it works. Who will "support our users who want to use
> > non-free software"? Where will the install queue run? Where will the
> > non-free BTS live?

> If non-free cannot continue to exist without Debian providing a crutch
> for it, that says a lot.  A LOT.  It means that there is not enough
> demand out there for non-free to exist on its own merits, and that
> therefore we should not bother.

It won't die off because Debian withdraws its resources - it'll just 
integrate less well with the Debian distribution.  This will reflect
poorly on Debian as much as (if not more than) it does on the non-free
software.

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