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Re: Discussion - non-free software removal

On Tue, 12 Nov 2002 19:54:51 -0600, John Goerzen
<jgoerzen@complete.org> wrote:
>Remember: DEBIAN DOES NOT CONTAIN NON-FREE SOFTWARE.  Only our archives do. 
>Our operating system, the Debian Distribution, does not.

We have other infrastructure in place supporting the non-free packages
that are in our archives. The BTS is one of them.

>I disagree with your premise, and maintain that the current compromise has
>been a constant source of trouble.  Two years ago, when I last proposed
>this, people criticized it because they couldn't do without their beloved
>Netscape.  That the operating system was so useless without it that we
>better not even dream of moving non-free to another server.  (Of course, the
>operating system didn't contain Netscape even then.  See the confusion?)

In practice, people don't care what is in the operating system
distribution. They care what they can apt.


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