Re: Discussion - non-free software removal
On Tue, 12 Nov 2002 19:54:51 -0600, John Goerzen
>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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