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Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free, Draft 2

Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Jun 2000, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> >...
> > I have not heard a reason yet why it is technically better to offer
> > non-free software on Debian servers.
> There are two possibilities if Debian no longer offers non-free software
> on its servers:
> 1. Someone starts something like a ftp.nonfree.debian.org and he also
>    provides websites and a BTS. This means that nothing changes for the
>    user (except another line in the apt soures file), but some work has do
>    be made twice.

It is the MOST likely case. ( more like *.debian-for-all.org )
And guess what will happen then -- this Debian-For-All will support 
BOTH free and nonfree software and > 60% of current Debian users 
AND developers go to Debian-For-All. So do 99% newcomers.
And Debian as it is now simply dies.
(meibe to reincarnate when/if DFSG software rules the world)

How do YOU like this scenario?

> 2. Case 1 doesn't happen. You have to search several sites for getting a
>    package and you don't have one central BTS.
> And what does Debian win technically? A few percent less used ftp space
> and a few less bug reports, but nothing that really makes a difference.
> > Thanks,
> > Marcus
> cu,
> Adrian
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