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Re: Debian Conference 2 Registration

On Sun, Apr 07, 2002 at 12:17:46AM +0100, Thom May wrote:
> * Jeroen Dekkers (jeroen@dekkers.cx) wrote :
> > 
> > It subverts my principles (and probably also others). The fact that
> > the company itself is probably also going to distribute non-free
> > software also subverts my principles.
> > 
> > The thing I want say is: Debian is about free software, IMHO we should
> > not have such a prominent sponser promoting non-free
> > software. Especially as we probably don't need it.
> > 
> Congratulations. Stunning move. Please, go tell Sun, HP, and all the other
> companies who've provided us with hardware and bandwidth and who happen to
> make non-free software we don't need their help.
> Perhaps you'll be kind enough to donate a replacement for
> ftp-master.debian.org, www.debian.org, and everything else affected by this
> decision.

The keyword here is "prominent". I don't see any direct relation with
the Debian servers and HP, Sun, etc. I don't see a link on the
debian.org page pointing to Sun's or HP's new non-free product and
saying that it's copyright by HP/Sun and all rights are reserved. The
Debian servers don't run non-free software provided by HP and/OR
Sun. The debconf2 registration page is hosted on a server with
non-free software and has a link to a website with a non-free product,
that's something different then donating hardware.

Jeroen Dekkers
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