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Re: Discussion - non-free software removal

On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 04:07:11PM -0500, Branden Robinson 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 had about 780 contrib+non-free packages in slink, about 800 in potato,
and about 570 in woody. That certainly doesn't seem like it's time for major
negative decisions, nor that the section is terribly vital.

> > 	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?

Why don't we stop with silly analogies? :>

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