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Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free

grendel@vip.net.pl (Marek Habersack) writes:

> > So what if Netscape is missing from unstable?  Users aren't running
> > unstable, and developers are sufficiently mature to know how to deal
> > with the situation themselves.
> Is 'sufficiently mature' supposed to mean 'do it yourself if you want it'?

It means that if you are running unstable, you should know how to deal
with instability.  Don't run unstable otherwise.

> > Having them on any other FTP site would mean the same, wouldn't it?
> No. For the vast majority of users these packages belong in the Debian
> *infrastructure* - people feel that they can get support (regarding Debian
> issues with these packages) from Debian developers - and that's the fact. if
> they are sent away to some other ftp site they will feel orphaned
> debian-wise, and they will have every reason to feel so. Because if their
> taken-from-elsewhere copy of Netscape .deb will fail they will ask for help
> on some netscape support list. There, in turn, they will learn that the

Or they could still ask for help on debian-user, as they can now.  OR
the maintainer.  Or whatever other non-free infrastructure people may

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