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Re: Discussion - non-free software removal

On Tue, 2002-11-12 at 20:43, John Goerzen wrote:
> Let me first turn that around and ask you: what does it harm Debian and
> Debian users?  Is it that hard to change a few characters in sources.list?

many of the packages will not be apt-get'able if they are not on
debian's mirror network, because people will not be able to handle the
bandwidth requirements.  I remember when johnie ingram had to stop
hosting ftp1.us.debian.org because we were using up the library
network's entire T3 (or something like that).  Without a mirror network,
many of these packages will disapear.  I'm not sure how christian
marilliat does it with mplayer and all his packages, as I'm sure that
they are somewhat regularly downloaded.

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