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Re: Discussion - non-free software removal



On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 09:25:00AM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 09:24:18AM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 09:02:58AM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:

> > > I don't think that it will.  Two years ago, people were opposed to removing
> > > non-free because of Netscape.  Now there's opposition because of xpdf.  Two
> > > years from now there will be something else, I'm sure; non-free software is
> > > not going away.  We can give it a nice nudge, though.

> > As noted elsewhere, xpdf isn't free enough for non-free anymore.

> If I understood correctly, most of xpdf is free enough for main; if built
> with a real Motif, it's non-free only; and if it includes certain character
> sets, then it's also non-free only.  But I'm not exceptionally familiar with
> the situation.

Whoops, brainfart -- I somehow translated 'xpdf' into 'acroread',
completely forgetting about the xpdf non-free components that had just
come up in this thread.

Pay no attention to the man behind the keyboard.

-- 
Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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