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Re: Please stop the discrimination of non-free packages

On Thu, Nov 22, 2001 at 07:48:52PM +0000, James Troup wrote:
> Jules Bean <jules@jellybean.co.uk> writes:
> > It would be useful without automation.  Simply maintain a (probably
> > short) list of non-free packages which autobuild nicely, and
> > legally.
> Are you volunteering, to do so?  Was Adrian?  If not, you better do
> so, so _you_ don't ``discriminate'' against non-free packages!!!!

No, I'm not volunteering.  I was responding to the implication that
such a list had to be automated to be useful.  That's all.

> [1] Such as Richard's point about dependency on non-free or unpackaged
>     software, or Branden's point about the fact that we simply don't
>     want to and who are you to try and make us or judge us for not
>     doing so?  Or the fact that we're unequivocally and obviously
>     lagging in porting our main packages, why on earth should we
>     ``discriminate'' against free software packages in main by
>     prioritizing non-free above them?

Agreed.  main should have priority.

> [2] Such as the fact that people running the auto-builders
>     (i.e. taking the legal risks) have to rely on the legal skills of
>     the ficti^H^H^H^H^Hhypothetical person who maintains this
>     ficti^H^H^H^H^Hhypothetical list[3].



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