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Re: Migration of non-free packages to testing

On Sat, Nov 09, 2002 at 06:30:25PM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>  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.

Bleh. See the deb(5) manual page.

       deb - Debian binary package format


       The  .deb format is the Debian binary package file format.


Thomas said "There are no non-free Debian packages, because non-free
packages are not part of Debian.". The non-free .debs are still .debs,
hence my suggestion that we shouldn't discuss wording and instead
discuss the real issue at hand.

FYI it is very clear to me what is part of Debian GNU/Linux and what is not.

     2. That which causes joy or happiness.

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