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Re: Discussion - non-free software removal



On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 11:13:12AM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> 	In the long term, non-fre would wither on its own accord, as
>  free software continues to make inroads into the mainstream, and we
>  would be at the same spot without making people who like free
>  software but must use non-free software jump through hoops. 

How far must it wither before we decide it's not longer useful?  To
zero?

What if Debian's support for non-free is actually contributing to its
vitality?

> 	We should be inclusive, as far as possible, when it comes to
>  people who work on software for other people without monetary rewards.

Why don't we let our BTS be used for tracking issues with Microsoft
Office, as I understand that there is no such publicly-available
resource?

-- 
G. Branden Robinson                |    I'm sorry if the following sounds
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    combative and excessively personal,
branden@debian.org                 |    but that's my general style.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |    -- Ian Jackson

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