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Re: Discussion - non-free software removal

On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 10:39:49AM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 03:03:02PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 06:15:21PM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > our mirror
> > > operators have an obligation to carry whatever we want to have them
> > > carry; 
> > non-free is one of the easiest things for mirror operators to drop,
> > if they want. All they need to exclude (essentially) is
> > pool/non-free from the mirror scripts. (pool/non-US/non-free if they
> > mirror non-US, dists/*/non-free, if they want to be thorough and not
> > have confused users)
> Do we require mirrors in certain positions (i.e., ftp.us.debian.org et
> al.) to carry the full archive?  I assumed this was the case; if it
> is, then at least in some circumstances, we're "imposing" non-free on
> our mirror operators.

that's a choice that any mirror operator has to make if they want to be
an "official" debian mirror rather than an unofficial one, same as they
have to mirror source and binaries for architectures they have no
interest in.


craig sanders <cas@taz.net.au>

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