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Re: Debian trademark [was: Debian GNU/w32, may ready to be started?]

On Thu, Dec 06, 2001 at 12:05:33AM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Anders Arnholm <anders@arnholm.nu> writes:
> that means you can't go being upset because we object to nonfree
> software, and using Debian to advance the goals of the software
> hoarders.

I agree, thats why free software on non-free os/kernels is so usefull.
The alternative is to often to use only non-free software. Using
free-software on non-free kernels is good. The main question to me is
what is a distribution? Does it need a kernel to be a distribution? Keep
in mind that on most hardware Debian GNU/linux still need non-free
software to work I still have failed to see any machines with a
free-bios on the market. So in the as you object Debian GNU/w32 for
needing non-free software as well Debian GNU/linux i386 should be
removed if you hold that arguemnt. As that also depends on non-free
software. (Even if this software most of the times lies in a flash rom
at the moment.)

/ Balp
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