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Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free

On Fri, Jun 09, 2000 at 05:34:08PM +0200, Richard Braakman wrote:
> > > > Users who add other apt repositories besides our recommended ones are
> > > > beyond our help
> > > 
> > > They are "beyond our help" while the SC say you have to "support our
> > > users who develop and run non-free software on Debian"
> > 
> > This sentence of the Social Contract, I believe, doesn't refer to _all_
> > non-free software there is in the world. Just the parts Debian
> > distributes, in its non-free area.
> Why do you think that?  It seems to be the opposite, to me.
> Notice the "develop and run" part; if users develop non-free software
> on Debian, then obviously we're not distributing it yet.
> It doesn't say what kind of support, and I think that's intentional
> -- there's no way to enumerate all the ways we might interfere with
> people developing and running non-free software on Debian.

Perhaps you're right, although then it could just mean that we won't try to
stop our users from using non-free software (almost the same way we won't
try to stop them from mke2fsing all of their hard drives). :)

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