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Re: Discussion - non-free software removal

On Wednesday 13 November 2002 15:54, John Goerzen wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 10:48:21PM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> > 	This is a misstatement. There won't be a few lines to change;
> >  there may not be a replacement; or gathering the list may be a
> >  serious effort.
> It seems that with all the obvious interest in this, and the number of
> people we have around that have well-connected high-powered machines to
> offer, that it would be more unlikely that no replacement would appear.

Still, finding and setting up such a replacement takes time, time that could 
otherwise be spent on free software instead. And all this just because some 
people are confused by the distinction of "not being an official part of 
Debian" but "still being provided by the Debian project"? If we start arguing 
like that we might just as well start thinking about doing away with the 
whole concept of our testing distribution, given the amount of confusion it 
tends to create.



Yven Johannes Leist - leist@beldesign.de

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