Re: Migration of non-free packages to testing
>>"Josip" == Josip Rodin <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Josip> You would ignore the wishes of non-free .deb users for the
Josip> sake of sparing us of one periodic flamewar?
The wishes of people who use non-free software, no matter how
it is packaged, really concern me only minimally. The only
consideration is for people who mostly use Debian, but they need to
use non-free software that is not part of the Debian system.
I am a free software advocate. I strongly evangelize free
software. The only reason I supported the social contract, and
defended the non-free archive we host, is because I wanted to help
people who use the free software mostly, and that I knew that the
distinction was clear between free and non free software, and we were
all working for freedom
However, if the distinction is lost to a notable debian
developer, I would much rather dump the non free software than have
the message of freedom be diluted.
Call this a rabid rant if you will. I work on fre software
because I believe in *freedom*, not because I wanted an 31337 email
"A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from
a simple system that worked." John Gall, _Systemantics_
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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