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Snes9x and Quake in main

According to policy, sections 2.1.2 - 2.1.4, a package goes in
non-free if it isn't DFSG free and in contrib if it depends on a
non-free package. Both snes9x and Quake are DFSG free, and
neither depend on non-free packages. Therefore, both should be in

The point has been raised that neither of these packages are
useful without non-free software. Even if this were true, policy
says nothing about this, and i don't think it should. However, it
isn't true. There are free data sets for Quake, and free ROMs for

So why aren't these packages in main?

Eric Gillespie, Jr. <*> epg@pobox.com

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by
 those who have not got it."
 --George Bernard Shaw

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