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Re: Discussion - non-free software removal

On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 02:47:47PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > Still, finding and setting up such a replacement takes time, time that
> > could otherwise be spent on free software instead.
> ...and maybe some people *will* decide to spend that time on free
> software instead.  Is that a problem?

People should work on free software because they want to, not because Debian
is making decisions that force them to[1]. I don't think it would be too
far-fetched to say that the majority of our users are sick and tired of
companies/organizations that pursue whatever they want without asking/caring
for what they (the users) actually want.

[1] And it appears to have worked that way just fine so far, I should note...

     2. That which causes joy or happiness.

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