Me too. Exactly. I'm in the same ball park. If Debian scraps non-free, I will not be able to recommend it to anyone, and I'll probably switch distros myself. ***You're never going to be able to force anything on your users.*** They'll just say "that sucks" and go elsewhere. I thought Debian was indifferent to commercial software. Now I do think non-free should be separated as much as non-US is (so mirrors can easily pick whether to mirror it), but it should *not* be removed from the Debian archives, nor should it be made hard to install packages from it at install-time. Non-free should never be default, but it should, at a bare minimum, be added as a commented-out line to /etc/apt/sources.list. -- Please always Cc to me when replying to me on the lists. "Real hackers mostly think crackers are lazy, irresponsible, and not very bright, and object that being able to break security doesn't make you a hacker any more than being able to hotwire cars makes you an automotive engineer." -- The Hacker HOWTO Dwayne C. Litzenberger - firstname.lastname@example.org See the mail headers for GPG/advertising/homepage information.
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