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Re: compromise: MOVING non-free (was: General Resolution: Removing non-free)

on 6/10/00 12:30 PM, Marc Haber at
debian-devel.lists.debian.org@marc-haber.de wrote:

> On Sat, 10 Jun 2000 12:02:51 +0000 (GMT), Benedikt Eric Heinen
> <beh@icemark.ch> wrote:
>> But - where is the trouble - MOVING the non-free software
>> somewhere else?
> The problem isn't the software, it's the infrastructure like the BTS
> for example. There needs to be sufficient manpower available to do the
> necessary adaptions. We need to establish consensus if a BTS hosted
> under debian.org is allowed to accept bug reports for debian-non-free.

Here is the best solution for everyone.  Debian removes non-free from its
ftp site and everywhere they need to to.

Debian upholds the spirit of their Social Contract (pre-change) by helping a
chosen set of people set up a Debian approved non-free site, BTS, etc.

Debian adds automatic links to the non-free sites in dpkg versions
(suggestion defaults) with a warning about non-free of course.

After the initial setup it is up to the non-free maintainers to develop and
improve their sites... thereby separating non-free distinctively from debian
without losing the quality control initially.


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