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Re: Migration of non-free packages to testing

On Sat, Nov 09, 2002 at 11:03:46AM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Ian Maclaine-cross <iml@debian.org> writes:
> > I am a user of many non-free Debian packages and a maintainer of
> > one, tth.  In an ideal world all non-free software would have free
> > equivalents and there would be no need for non-free.  Debian subjects
> > non-free packages to two restrictions:
> There are no non-free Debian packages, because non-free packages are
> not part of Debian.  We happen to provide a place for them on the
> servers, that's all.

"Debian packages" are .debs. Non-free .debs are still .debs. They may
not be part of the Debian distribution, but your assertion implies that
third-party .debs (free or otherwise) are not Debian packages; I don't
think that's true.

(Let's please have this argument on -project if you wish to continue it.
-devel is a technical list.)

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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