Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free
Matthew Vernon <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > for Installfests, this would definetly drive me to install Stormix,
> > > or Mandrake next year. For our members want Netscape and the JDK,
> > > and we aren't going to win members by going fanatic about free
> > > software.
> > Debian does not ship with Netscape. Debian does not ship with JDK.
> No, but you can get such things from the non-free section of a debian mirror.
Or, you could get them from the non-free section of any other FTP
> > Debian is not about numbers. Debian is not about non-free software.
> > Debian is about Free Software.
> Lovely rhetoric, but do you really think that this statment you're
> intending to make (since this GR is a political move) is going to be
> taken as "Debian is only free software, in case you hadn't noticed"?
> More likely "Debian are a bunch of free-software fanatics". From the
> point of view of free software advocacy, you're shooting yourself in
> the foot.
Evidence suggests that your predications have turned out to be false.
> "At least you know where you are with Microsoft."
> "True. I just wish I'd brought a paddle."
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