Re: Removing non-free - reality check.
On Sat, Jun 10, 2000 at 09:05:36PM -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Jun 2000, Benedikt Eric Heinen wrote:
> > As I wrote before, while I DO appreciate people like you trying to
> > "cleanse" Debian from anything not entirely free, I also DO
> > appreciate having access to debian-ready non-free software if I can
> > agree with the license tied to that software.
> I wonder, would perhaps a better compramise be to require for
> non-free that apt come up and inform the user of the license and ask
> them if they agree before installing it?
> Perhaps w/ a flag that experianced users (who have already
> looked over the license and know what they're getting into) can use
> to turn it off?
> This retains the control and makes users much more aware that
> the software they are installing is non-free...
No, you're missing the point.
The object of this GR is to appease the people who point at Debian and say
"look, they're hypocrites! They say they're free but they distribute
non-free software!" (I.E. the rabid extremists)
your solution doesn't address this.