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Re: Bug#72941: general: non-free packages should have special info in description.

In 5 Oct 2000 14:58:54 GMT Piotr_Roszatycki@internetia.pl (Piotr Roszatycki) cum veritate scripsit :

> >This is the most practical reason why Debian keeps hammering on the
> >issue of free software: it's so much easier to deal with.
> Some of websites with software for windows (shareware, etc.) have
> such template. 
> So let we make simple template only with "CD-VENDOR yes/no" field.

How does one know that the maintainer should know whether it can go
on a CD, and who would take responsibilities for it if it were "wrong"?

A CD-Rom vendor needs to check whether a non-free program can go on a CD-Rom,
and anyway, non-free is there for a reason, and "it's not part of Debian".


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