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Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free

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Gerd Knorr <kraxel@goldbach.in-berlin.de> wrote:
> 100% agreed.  I don't want to have anyone babysit me and decide for me
> which software I should use.  *I* want to decide if I use the non-free
> software or not.  If the Debian project is going to do that for me I'll
> stop using Debian.

Couldn't have said it better myself.  We are all aware that Debian is
all about free software, but what is free software all about?  Isn't it
about the freedom?   Isn't it about choice?  Suppose I, as a Debian user,
shall give up both because the developers made a political decision,
then what the hell is all the free software in the distribution good for?

For me, the resolution is effectively aimed at crippling the non-free
softwares on Debian by giving up central control over it, therefore
creating a total chaos not unlike the Redhat contrib section.  Crippling
things using ones technical control over the domain is unforgivable,
especially not for political reasons.  This is no better than MSFT's
breaking DR-DOS under Windows.  However noble you consider your goals
to be, you do not force them into other people's throats.  I can live
without non-free software, but I cannot live with that attitude.

> /me too.  If non-free gets removed, my application can be removed from
> the NM database as well.

I would also like my application removed from the NM database suppose
the resolution passes.  This message is signed with my GPG key, as
presented in my application, for that effect.

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