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Re: Discussion - non-free software removal



On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 10:48:21PM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> 	If you find a place for all he non-free software, and thus
>  make your statement actually true; (instead of a mere sophist device
>  to gloss over the problems), things shall be different. 

Why not let "the market" sort it out?

Those non-free packages deserving of a home will find one.  If there is
sufficient demand for an index of non-free .debs, someone will create
one.  Possibly as a subscription-based update service.  :)

The removal of non-free should thus appeal to the conservative and
capitalist developers among us, as it represents a termination of
a welfare service for the lower class (non-free), and the opening up of
market opportunities.  ;-)

John's GR does not mandate the termination of other welfare services for
non-free packages, such as the BTS.

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Debian GNU/Linux                   |     crutch for weak-minded people who
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