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Re: Bug#147303: ITP: winex -- A DESCRIPTION

On Wed, May 22, 2002 at 10:56:17PM -0400, Joe Drew wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-05-22 at 22:50, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > I think your request is completely out-of-line.  Debian's job is not
> > to help software hoarders.  Indeed, if we had an official attitude, it
> > was that we have a goal of putting them out of that business
> > entirely.  We don't actually have such an official stance.  But we
> > are, broadly speaking, against them.

Then they are currently lying with their license 'It's free but if you
use your freedom, we will change the license'
   --> fuck them

> This whole problem would just go away if non-free weren't part of the
> archive.
> And as mentioned before (by Joseph Carter), if WineX gets installed in
> Debian, it's likely that Transgaming would just change their license to
> disallow distribution of later versions, which would make the WineX
> package rapidly obsolete and rather useless.
> > If you have a personal financial interest in the matter, you should
> > recuse yourself.

Even if it's not financial but ideologic.

> My only interest is a pragmatic one: let me play the games I want. Loki
> tried but failed.

And you want to compromise our freedom for that.

> Incidentally I said the a similar to people who wanted to copy my Loki
> CDs: "Buy it yourself."

And ? We respect the intellectual property. Nobody is trying to package
a propietary non free as in free-beer software.

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Christophe Barbé <christophe.barbe@ufies.org>
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